package of ftape
I would like to package ftape. However, I seek advice!
ftape is the driver for floppy-controller tape drives like those
from Iomega, some from HP, some from Eagle, etc. Being a driver
it is kernel specific, at least in binary form; it seems reasonably
kernel version inspecific though, source-wise. However I'm not much
of a fan of packages with precompiled modules, since I don't tend
to run standard Debian kernel versions nor do I keep up with the
latest development. I usually run development but not bleeding edge.
So I would prefer to precompile the binaries and the documentation
but provide source in /usr/src. This could be compiled in postinst
but most likely just left, with sufficient documentation in /usr/doc.
I can't think of a better way. Any comments?
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