Re: Do we need insmod/rmmod?
On Fri Nov 12, 1999 at 03:16:24PM -0700, Bruce Sass wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 1999, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > I looks like the stock modutils-2.3.6 version of modprobe compiled with
> > "-Os" and when not compiling in insmod/rmmod weighs in at 44k (vs 62k
> > for the stock debian modutils version). I could probably strip modprobe
> > down a bit further by removing some more obscure features.
> > So I have several questions:
> > 1) Would using something other than the stock debian modutils cause
> > anybody heartburn?
> Just a thought...
> I don't understand why you can't butcher whatever is required to get the
> system installed from floppies, as long as dpkg knows to upgrade the
> partial/hacked packages (perhaps flagged as "installed",
> "reinstall-required" in /var/lib/dpkg/status).
Actually, the hacked-up stuff I am proposing would be run
_only_ from the rescue floppy. The base system that is
installed would still contain the normal non-hacked-up
versions of all apps.
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/
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