Tag: rpm

Packaging and Several Concepts

The other day some of my colleagues were discussing about how to manage a package. From what I heard: SUSE decides to use kernel's bundled DRDB module instead of the version built out of DRDB's source tree, which is dropped in DRDB's new version anyway. The package for this new DRDB is called DRDB-user as it only contains the user-space part. The problem rises when a user of older version of SLE (SUSE Linux Enterprise) decides to update to this DRDB-user. DRDB-user is said to support some old versions, i.e. for these versions you can mix up kernel modules from old DRDB package with newer DRDB-user. The question is how to do the packaging? (I am totally ignorant about DRDB, so the details might not be exact but the important point here is packaging.)

Posted at Nov 26, 2014 techrpmpkgbuilddrdb

Arch for SUSE package development

I work across multiple computers: home PC, my own laptop, company PC and laptop. And I like to use Arch for my daily work everywhere. The problem is that Linux does a poor job to support new hardware, more so for less known brands. For example the sleep/hibernation on my AMD-laptop constantly breaks. So I've opted for a VM/Linux + Windows/Linux setup. My Arch runs inside the VirtualBox, and basically all I need is to sync the vm to have a consistent working environment EVERYWHERE! It took me about one month to adapt to this new layout, but it feels superb!

Posted at Nov 21, 2014 techarchlinuxsuserpm