ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 7783
kernel-4.9 update becomes mandatrory dispite being a branch
Last modified: 2017-03-14 13:37:36 MSK
The latest Kernel update to kernel 4.9.9. is posed as Mandatory by urpmi due to upgrading cpupower and kernel-headers. Is this intended?
The hernel update seems to affect kernel-headers and cpupower.
kernel-headers maintain backward compatibility and are only used when building glibc and some other userspace stuff.
cpupower 4.9.x should also work OK with the older kernels.
You can continue using kernel 4.1.x as before.
So this will not interfere with the building and install of DKMS Modules?
(In reply to comment #4)
> So this will not interfere with the building and install of DKMS Modules?
Yes, this will not interfere.
kernel-headers package is not used for that.
kernel-*devel packages are used when building DKMS modules as well as any other external kernel modules. kernel-*devel packages for several kernel versions can be installed at the same time if needed.