[CentOS-devel] drbd dependency problem

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Jul 18 16:59:34 UTC 2007

Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org 
>> [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Ross S. 
>> W. Walker
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:18 PM
>> To: The CentOS developers mailing list.
>> Subject: RE: [CentOS-devel] drbd dependency problem
>> Actually, I think there might be 2 issues here.
>> 1) DRBD package providers are too general
>> 2) kernel package providers are not general enough
>> With extras repo disabled my dependency check now produces this:
> Ok, I of course figured out how to install by first installing the
> cman-kernel module then cman, but if cman had a dependency on
> cman-kernel and cman-kernel had a dependency on kernel shouldn't
> these just roll-up properly?
> The same can be said about drbd.
> These kernel modules should also provide just the explicit modules
> they carry and not list themselves as the whole provider of 
> /lib/modules/...
> Well that's my $.02 at least, maybe these dependency issues are
> just a manifestation of the current version of RPM or some
> inherited upstream brain damage.

Well ... the whole kmod thing is covered here:


So, this is HOW it was designed.  I don't really agree with all the
dependencies / provides / requires ... but they have decided what we
should do.

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