Broadcom hybrid_wl driver

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Mon Oct 27 12:51:43 CET 2008

On 27.10.2008 12:15, Chris Nolan wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> Please don't use the term "-kmod-common" in the package name; just 
>> call it "broadcom-hybrid-wl" and add
>> Provides: broadcom-hybrid-wl-kmod-common = %{version}-%{release}
>> Thinking about it some more: Maybe the best scheme for both packages 
>> might be:
>> "kmod-wl" for the kmod package
>> "broadcom-hybrid-wl" for the second "userland" package (which then 
>> needs to provide wl-kmod-common = %{version}-%{release})
>> Opinions?
> As an end user I find that slightly confusing to have so many different 
> permutations. I would find it less confusing to do your original way and 
> drop the "hybrid" altogether:
> "kmod-wl" for the kmod package
> "broadcom-wl" for the "userland" package

Sounds good.

> which provides broadcom-wl-common = %{version}-%{release}

That nevertheless needs to provide "wl-kmod-common = 
%{version}-%{release}" to satisfy the dep that automatically (by the 
dark magic from kmodtool) gets added to each kmod package; but the user 
normally won't see that.

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