[CentOS] Network card w/special module

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 04:08:48 UTC 2006

On 3/12/06, Eduardo Grosclaude <eduardo.grosclaude at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, I have this cheap network card which insists on me compiling its own
> sundance.ko module every time I update my kernel release. I had the poor
> idea to leave nightly yum service enabled on this remote server, only to
> find my network was gone at the following reboot. Had to go there, figure
> out that kernel stuff is carefully avoided by up2date, but not so by yum
> service, and rebuild.
>  Compiling and installing is just a matter of some simple commands, and in
> the meantime I have disabled yum service. But I was wondering if there is
> already some provision to automate building kernel version dependent
> modules, or whatever. Should I hook on yum?
>  Thank you in advance!

Kernel modules are an interesting yum dilemma. I'd recommend just
putting exclude=kernel* in your repo file if you're going to run the
nightly updates. And then update the kernel and your driver on your
own schedule after the announcement of an update.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety''
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