[Beowulf] Repenting for sins against Dell (on good Friday, no less)

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Fri Apr 10 16:56:16 EDT 2009


On Fri, 10 Apr 2009, Mark Hahn wrote:

> otoh, I can't think of why yum couldn't trigger rebuilds itself as part
> of resolving dependencies.  maybe it does already...

This would be the best way.  vmware (among its other current virtues)
initiates an automated rebuild after a kernel update the first time you
try to run it.  That's not TOO bad either.

> I don't think it would be hard to make an RPM that had the minimal smarts
> to check for an updated NV blob and rebuild appropriately.  ideally,
> NV would just do that themselves, and make it available via a yum repo.

Absolutely.

    rgb

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