On Wed, 2005-12-21 at 12:35 -0500, Mike A. Harris wrote:
Erwin Rol wrote:
> Hey all,
> I added Benjamin's patch to the ati driver SRPM to test if it works, and
> for me it seems to work, my machine doesn't hard hang anymore.
> If you want to try it out the SRPM can be found here;
As a good general guideline, if you make a custom version of a package
that Red Hat ships, and bump the release number, it is a very good idea
to also namespace it specially to not conflict with future official
Red Hat package version/releases. It also helps to make it more clear
that it is not an official Red Hat build when looking at the output
of rpm -q et al.
What I do for personal custom builds of packages, is namespace them with
".mharris.n" ie: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.5.7-1.mharris.1.src.rpm
Let's me know this was based on the official Red Hat -1 package, and it
is my first custom build. If I need to rebuild, it would become .2 on
the end, etc.
Just thought I'd suggest that, as it's a generally good idea. ;)
I wouldn't worry about it for this one now tho, as a new Radeon driver
version is about to hit rawhide.
Well it wasn't really thought as a replacement of the fedora version,
just a quick hack to see it Benjamin's patch worked for me or not. And
it did, so I thought to share that in case others had the same problem.
I do hope the patch makes it in the next rawhide rpm so i can throw away
my hacked rpm :-)