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Re: [Freeipmi-devel] spec file problem

From: John Goebel
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-devel] spec file problem
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 14:48:27 -0800

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 14:30:11 -0800, Anand Babu <address@hidden> wrote:
> ,----[ John Goebel <address@hidden> ]
> | Afternoon Al,
> |
> | One more thing, the file /usr/share/man/man1/sensors.1.gz clashes with
> | lm_sensor package (fish is the offending package). We install
> | lm_sensors by default in Scientific Linux, so one steps on the other.
> |
> | I love the rpm packaging; lm_sensor is interdependent with kdebase ;)
> |
> | Do you want to put a 'conflicts' statement in your spec, rename the
> | file in your package, or take whatever is behind door number three? I
> | can change the comps.xml file in Anaconda to deal with it, but others
> | might have the same problem and it's a bit of a hassle.
> `----
> I assumed there will be no reason to install lm-sensors and GNU
> FreeIPMI on same system. But your case of "default packages list"
> makes sense and is pretty common.
> Two approaches:
> 1) Create a package conflict.
> 2) Change package names (call ipmi-sel, ipmi-sensors, ipmi-bmc-info
> ...).
> I think the second approach is more appropriate.
> Note:
> GNU FreeIPMI SSIF driver will depend on Linux I2C kernel driver, how
> ever that driver comes bundled with the Linux kernel and not
> lm-sensors package.
> John, with your permission I will add your name to the external
> contributors list.
> Thanks,


Any press is good press ;)

If your need an email, use my SLAC account please <address@hidden>.

I agree with you on the lm_sensor isn't needed, but if they can live
together on the same system comfortably, that little change would be

I'm starting to write the code to intergrate FreeIPMI into our
systems. So far it looks like an excellent alternative to what we were
using. Now if IPMI over LAN works, I'll be a very happy camper.

Thanks for you work,

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