Thanks for all your quick replies. Immediately after firing off this email, I
thought it would be something like this, but for some reason I didn't bother to
read the manpage
Some would have considered this reason enough for a RTFM
response. It's wonderful to see that these types of responses are very rare in
the arch community. Again, thanks for your help.
Jan Steffens [2012.05.01 2134 +0200]:
> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Norbert Zeh <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I have just run into a weird problem. *I have a machine that isn't too happy
> > with the 3.3.x kernel series. *So I'm running linux-lts on it, but that one is
> > meant for servers, so isn't as responsive as one would like on a desktop system.
> > So I've decided to throw a little PKGBUILD together that compiles linux-lts with
> > CONFIG_HZ set to 1000 but is otherwise unchanged from the version in ABS.
> > To ensure this tweaked lts kernel does not get inadvertently overwritten by a
> > linux-lts upgrade, I've changed the package name in the PKGBUILD to
> > linux-lts-local. *I've added "linux-lts" to the conflicts/provides/replaces
> > lists in the PKGBUILD to ensure that I do not install linux-lts and
> > linux-lts-local at the same time and to ensure that all packages that rely on
> > linux-lts continue to have their dependencies satisfied...or so I thought.
> > Compiling the tweaked lts kernel and installing this kernel instead of linux-lts
> > on my laptop with intel graphics works without problems. *My office desktop is a
> > machine with an NVIDIA card and I'm using nvidia-lts as my graphics driver.
> > When trying to replace linux-lts with linux-lts-local using pacman -U, pacman
> > complains that nvidia-lts requires linux-lts>=3.0.0 and refuses to continue.
> > Now I'm confused: linux-lts-local provides linux-lts, and the version is
> > 3.0.29-1. *So why does pacman complain? *Any pointers are much appreciated.
> > Cheers,
> > Norbert
> If you don't specify a version to provide, the provides will be
> unversioned and fail any version comparisons.
> So: provides=("linux-lts=$pkgver-$pkgrel")
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