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Re: kernel-{image,headers} package bloat

Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:
>> P.S. Is a seperate kernel-headers package really necessary for
>> every CPU type? What are the differences between the headers in,
>> say kernel-headers-2.4.3-686 and kernel-headers-2.4.3-686-smp?
>> Or kernel-headers-2.4.3-k6 and kernel-headers-2.4.3-k7? I was not
>> aware that a different set of headers was made for every chip type!

> It's got nothing to do with CPU type.  The individual kernel-headers exist
> for the benefit of module builders.

Are these *really* necessary? Who does need them, people who compile
external kernel-modules (alsa, lm-sensors, ...)? Can't these
people simply install kernel-source, extract it to /tmp and set $KSRC?
What *is* the difference between eg. kernel-headers-2.4.3-686 and

kernel-image-version-$cpu is really nice, but these
kernel-headers-<version>-* are bigger and _seem_ to be a real waste of
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