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Re: [PATCH] xlibmesa-drm-src: divert original kernel modules out of the way

On Sat, 2003-11-08 at 18:07, Flavio Stanchina wrote:
> I'm experimenting with XFree86 4.3.0-0pre1v4 and I installed the 
> xlibmesa-drm-src package to get OpenGL working on my Radeon. There's one 
> problem though: dpkg complains loudly because the new DRM modules would 
> overwrite the old kernel modules, so either one rebuilds his kernel 
> without old DRM modules or he has to --force installation.

xlibmesa-drm-src no longer exists, the last version was 4.3.0-0pre1v1.
That being said...

> This patch solves the problem by diverting the old modules out of the 
> way, to a directory called /lib/modules/$(KVERS)_diversions. It works 
> for me, but it's really just a quick hack: for example, I preprocess the 
> preinst and postrm scripts with sed instead of m4 because I know nothing 
> about m4 and I couldn't get it to work. I hope the idea is fine though.

I'm afraid not, because the list of modules varies between
architectures. My current drm-trunk-module-src generates dpkg-divert
calls only for the actually available modules.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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