Using Yast doesn't actually make sense
Posted May 25, 2006 20:41 UTC (Thu) by error27
In reply to: Using Yast doesn't actually make sense
Parent article: The Novell Partner Linux Driver Process
Under the old method you would would install with a driver disk. That means you don't have an foo_raid_driver.rpm. So when you upgrade the kernel there are no depends that will force you to upgrade the foo_raid_driver.rpm.
Maybe under the new process the driver disk will install a dummy rpm... I guess that would be amazing and wonderful...
The way I'm reading it, drivers would be in a seperate package from the base kernel. It's still an out of tree driver but it's distributed by SuSE. That's silliness obviously. It would make a lot more sense to include it in the stock SuSE kernel. That way you wouldn't have to worry about dummy RPMs or anything like that.
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