Re: Inclusion of kernel version in kernel package names: A followup
>>"CH" == Christian Hudon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
CH> On Tue, 14 May 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
IJ> I don't think that using dpkg's dependency mechanisms is appropriate
IJ> here, because people are always compiling their own kernels.
CH> I second that... Please think about bleeding-edge people. I have
CH> chrish@pianocktail:[~] >uname -a
CH> Linux pianocktail 1.99.2 #17-pre-2.0 Sun May 12 23:56:10 EDT 1996 i586
CH> compiled, but the Debian kernel package I have installed is image-1.2.13.
I'm a bleeding edge person too, I just prefer to build an
image package and install that, so that I get the advantages of
dpkg. I could unbundle the support scripts in the package database,
if people wish to build their own private image packages.
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