On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 12:01:44 -0500,
Josh Boyer <jwboyer(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Bruno Wolff III
> I submitted an RFE (bug 770444) to include kernel-modules-extra in the
> default list of install only packages for yum.
The entire point of kernel-modules-extra is to get them out of the
default install. If there are modules in that subpackage that are
needed by default, then they should be moved back to the main package.
Put it this way. If it's installed by default, I'll just remove the
subpackage entirely because the cost of having the subpackage entirely
outweighs the benefits.
That isn't the point of the RFE. If kernel-modules-extra is installed, there
should normally be a copy installed by default for each kernel. So that when
you do a yum update, kernel-modules-extra doesn't get removed for the previous
Unless I am greatly confused this will not install kernel-modules-extra
by default when you don't already have it installed.