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Bug 161036 - tpctl rpm requires MIA package kernel-module-thinkpad
Summary: tpctl rpm requires MIA package kernel-module-thinkpad
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tpctl
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ville Skyttä
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 161922 162558 163466 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-20 05:07 UTC by Patrick Jordan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-28 16:05:23 UTC

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Description Patrick Jordan 2005-06-20 05:07:25 UTC
Description of problem:
tpctl requires kernel-module-thinkpad, which is not in Core or extras, assume
it's referring to ibm_acpi module which is in Core kernel by default.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Obtain tpctl rpm, attempt to install it, watch as it fails because of
kernel-module-thinkpad dependency.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget
2. rpm -hiv tpctl-4.17-2.i386
Actual results:
error: Failed dependencies:
        kernel-module-thinkpad >= 3.2 is needed by tpctl-4.17-2.i386

Expected results:
Should have installed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-21 19:01:29 UTC
Nope, ibm_acpi is not the same thing as kernel-module-thinkpad.  
kernel-module-thinkpad exists currently in Extras CVS only, because there's no 
consensus on how to name/version "external" kernel module packages so that 
dependency solvers would do the right thing, and because the Extras build 
system is (possibly, not 100% investigated) somewhat lacking on the features 
needed to build the module packages sanely. 
Anyway, this is definitely a problem we should solve one way or another soon.  
Unless we can find a good solution, tpctl (and configure-thinkpad) will have 
to be pulled from the repository. 
In the meantime, you can build kernel-module-thinkpad for your kernel from 
CVS, see for instructions how to 
grab it, and do a "make i686" in the checked out kernel-module-thinkpad 

Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-28 14:47:19 UTC
*** Bug 161922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-06-28 16:05:23 UTC
Discussion on kernel module packaging has restarted on the fedora-packaging   
mailing list, but in the meantime, I've requested pulling tpctl, apmiser and   
configure-thinkpad from the repository.  Resolving as DEFERRED until we start 
actually shipping the module packages.  

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-06 15:23:52 UTC
*** Bug 162558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-17 17:57:04 UTC
*** Bug 163466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2005-07-17 17:59:22 UTC
Status update: 
- Still no agreed way to package/ship kernel module packages 
- Required build system features for building kernel module packages missing 
- kernel-module-thinkpad, tpctl, and configure-thinkpad are up for grabs for a  
  new maintainer: 

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