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Re: kernel-{image,headers} package bloat

On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 10:23:04PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > in that case, a far better solution is a package containing a bunch
> > of pre-generated kernel .config files, plus a menu script to copy
> > [...]
> > that would be one package, taking maybe a few hundred kilobytes total.
> > call it kernel-helper and make it depend on kernel-package.
> But why not take this one step further, let's just distribute what's
> in build-essential and let the users compile the rest.  Let's
> rewind the clock back to times when men were men, and they compiled
> everything on their own box :)

how is that "taking it one step further"?

what i suggested was providing tools and documentation to assist users
in building their own custom kernels, rather than providing a bloated
number of still-generic kernels.

this actually *helps* new users. what you want to do doesn't help at
all, in fact it causes harm.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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