[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - re-building an atrpms package

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jul 23 23:13:35 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Ken Smith <kens at kensnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi, Slightly off topic, but I wonder if someone here can advise me. I need to build a ivtv rpm for
>> kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5.centos.plus as its not on atrpms (yet) When I run the rpm build I get
>> error: line 3: Unknown tag: %kmdl ivtv
>> I have brewed up a few rpm's previously but I'm by no means an expert. So I'd appreciate some advice.
> ATrpms uses a few of its own helper macros, which I believe are all
> available in a package called atrpms-rpm-config.
> That said, knowing the el5 kernel like I do... You shouldn't actually
> have to rebuild (most) kernel modules for a new kernel, especially
> within a z-stream update kernel (kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 is a
> z-stream kernel update from the el5.5 ga kernel, 2.6.18-194.el5), as
> the kabi is strictly maintained. In other words, an existing ivtv.ko
> on your box from the prior kernel should work just as well as one you
> rebuild.

...however, its possible that non-whitelisted kabi symbols are used
and it actually does need rebuilding if the non-whitelisted symbols
have changed... But very unlikely within a z-stream kernel update.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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