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Re: [RFC] Removal of System.map files of kernel udebs

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> Today Martin broght a question on IRC about System.map files being
>> installed on kernel udebs and thinking about it looks like it's
>> useless for us.
> Why do you think it's useless?
>     - If System.map is included in the kernel image udeb, pass it to depmod
>       via -F and delete it when done. This is to support building on systems
>       running 2.6.
>     - Add a kernel to the demo image type, because this is necessary to get
>       the System.map so depmod will work on 2.6. 
>     - copy System.map to $(TEMP) instead of deleting it, I understand sparc
>       needs this
> Have you tested on all architectures?

Sure not. I've asked here to know if it's used.

> What about the code in build/Makefile that handles System.map, shouldn't
> it also be removed?

If we go with removing it yes .. but as you spot above it looks really

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