On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 22:15 -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote: > > Right. But depending on a particular kernel image is an artificial > limitation. If I roll my own kernel without using Debian tools (which > is a fairly common practice), why should I have to work around your > package's dependencies to get it installed? Simply document what is > necessary in the way of kernel support and let me sort it out. Because the vast bulk of users do *not* roll their own kernels [yes, an assumption, but I'm pretty confident here :)]. Not having any dependency meta-data down to the kernel layer *when there is an actual dependency* makes life harder for the majority of users, and I think its acceptable for you to have a minor inconvenience when you want to install an unpackaged kernel *and* remove all packaged kernels that would meet the dependencies in order to make life much easier for all those users that do not roll their own kernel. -Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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