Re: Kernel Recompile
>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Raul> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
>> What would you like kernel-package to do?
Raul> This isn't a kernel-package issue, as I see it.
Well, kernel-image-* packages are *produced* using
kernel-package packages; and in some ways this is indeed a
Unfortunately, I do not understand what exactly needs to be
As with any package, if I go and much with /usr/bin/gs and
/usr/lib/gs in my local gs package; then the standard gs package may
well fail. As may packages that depend on the gs package.
kernel-image packages are no different. Debian provides a
means of creating compliant kernel-image packages; so people can
compile compliant packages.
There is not requirement for people not to muck with their
machine (after all, it *is* their machine); but then they should know
what they are doing, and not complain when /lib/modules blow up if
they were not careful enough.
Do I have a right to complain if I blow away /var/lib/dpkg/status?
Raul> If the other parts of the system (kernel-image-* or modutils)
Raul> has some sort of requirement that kernels are only supported if
Raul> they're produced by make-kpkg, or with certain config options,
Raul> or whatever, then this should be clearly documented in those
Raul> packages. You shouldn't have to install make-kpkg to know that
Raul> you need to install it.
I do not understand. What is the underlying problem? I have
just returned from a two week trip, and I may have missed the
relevant details. Could you educate me on the issue?
I assumed that the issue is that if everyting in
/lib/moules/VERSION is not compatible with the version of the kernel
you are running, you have problems. As I see it, it is not a modutils
issue, it is a Linux issue (maybe the HURD is the solution). What am
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