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Re: Solution for module problem

* Frans Pop [Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:21:53 +0200]:

> On Saturday 24 June 2006 19:53, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > Disadvantages:

> Another potential disadvantage could be that one binary forces all users 
> that need/want only one (related set) of those modules to install all of 
> them.
> I guess that how much of a problem this is depends on what modules will be 
> included in the binary and to what extend they will be autoloaded (by 
> udev for example).

What about a binary package for each module source (e.g., loop-aes-modules),
which would contain the .ko files for each image flavour? I know it feels
"unnatural" at first, but it would still reduce the number of packages, does
not cause the behavior pointed out by Frans, and will be less space-whore 
in users' system.

Think of it as similar to `dpkg -L libssl0.9.8 | grep libcrypto` (four
copies of the library are provided on i386).


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