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Re: Kernel Recompile

>>"Roberto" == Roberto Ruiz <rruiz@gemtel.com.mx> writes:

 Roberto> We (he, he, ups) ... they can't make it standard, because it
 Roberto> is not really needed, and it is not probable that someone
 Roberto> how is *nix trained, expect it to be on his/her box.

	Well, dpkg fails the second criterion too, so a debian
 specific package may indeed break the rule about "expectation of
 existence on a UNIX box", if otherwise deemed important.

	So it all boils down to the question of whether it is really
 needed.  I think that it should be very strongly recommended that
 everyone compile their own kernel, rather than use the bloated
 generic kernel required on boot disks (which need to have every
 driver under the sun). And I submit that make-kpkg certainly eases
 the task of kernel compilation; as well as taking care of the
 ancillary problems, for the most part. 

	But, I am quite biased on this issue, so I shall not insist. 


 Mr. DePree believes participative capitalism is the wave of the
 future.  The U.S. work force, he believes, "more and more demands to
 be included in the capitalist system and if we don't find ways to get
 the capitalist system to be an inclusive system rather than the
 exclusive system it has been, we're all in deep trouble.  If we don't
 find ways to begin to understand that capitalism's highest potential
 lies in the common good, not in the individual good, then we're
 risking the system itself." Max DePree, chairman and CEO of Herman
 Miller Inc., "Herman Miller's Secrets of Corporate Creativity", The
 Wall Street Journal, May 3, 1988
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