Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453906
kernel RPM dependency with hwdata RPM
Last modified: 2008-07-07 08:59:49 EDT
Description of problem:
RHEL 5.2 kernel RPM doesn't have dependency with hwdata-0.211-1 RPM.
My understanding is, starting from 5.2 kernel, 5.2 kernel can uses
e1000e driver. But if I don't update hwdata, the older hwdata does
not include device information about e1000e.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update kernel 2.6.18-92 or later.
Install succesfully with older version of hwdata.
In order to support e1000e driver, 5.2 kernel and hwdata-0.211-1
need to be updated at the same time.
hwdata in RHEL-5.2 doesn't contain any mappings between device id and module to
load. It just contains pci.ids which allows us to print out human readable
device information for each device (lspci, lsusb). You don't need to update
hwdata at all if you don't use p.e. lspci. The kernel works fine without an
updated hwdata package, nonetheless we update the device listings for each RHEL