Re: Kernel module package depending on kernel-headers.
Sven> Ideally, i would build depend on kernel-headers-2.4, and have a
Sven> option that i can pass to debian/rules which would detect what
Sven> kernel-headers package provide this and set the kernel version
Bastian> Why not makeing a unicorn-src package, providing the upstream
Bastian> tarball? Its always a major hassle to compile
Bastian> kernel-binaries (or module-binaries) for all available
Bastian> platforms/processors. So a source package is the preferred
Bastian> way to distribute kernel addons.
Sven> How do other module packages handle this, do someone know at a
Sven> good such package i could use as example ?
Bastian> The current ALSA packages (apt-cache show alsa-source) are
Bastian> doing it this way.
The problem I have with the Debian module setup is that the
resulting binary package is made to depend on the _exact_ kernel
version (x.y.zz). I know some modules require this, but most do not
(after all, this is why we have MODVERSIONS, or?), so this is a waste
I actually prefer building a mostly monolithic kernel these days, and
compiling the couple of add-on modules I need directly from upstream
source, to be installed somewhere like /lib/modules/local/2.4.
Just my 2c.
Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
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