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Re: Deselect problems.

Steve Dunham <dunham@cps.msu.edu> writes:
SD> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
 HM> On Mon, Jan 05, 1998 at 08:59:50AM +0800, Lindsay Allen wrote:
  LA> The kernel-source-2.0.32 deb has a 130K diff file against the
  LA> standard source.  Just where do these patches come from and why
  LA> are they necessary?  Is the fact that I _have_ to have 2.0.32
  LA> source or headers going to stop me from going to 2.0.33?
 HM> I don't know why all those patches are already applied. I have
 HM> stopped using the kernel-source packages because they can't be
 HM> patched up to the next kernel version easily (because of the
 HM> already applied patches). You should be able to install
 HM> kernel-headers to satisfy it and then dump the standard Linux
 HM> source tree in for building kernels.
SD> Does anyone know why there is a dependency on kernel-headers?  I
SD> was under the impression that glibc didn't use the kernel headers.

...or why it depends on kernel-headers-2.0.32 instead of just
kernel-headers, which is provided by the kernel-source-* and
kernel-headers-* packages?

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