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Re: kernel-{image,headers} package bloat

On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 09:37:55PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> wrote:
> > mean by "module builders [...] especially those outside Debian". The
> > people from alsa who do not use Debian (How would they use a
> > debian-package?) or debian-users who no debian-developers (= no
> > @debian.org email-adress)? Pointers to documentation to enlighten me
> > are welcome.
> I'm talking about people like VMWare, i.e., people who distribute binary
> only modules.

Thanks, I see, they are needed.

Now I'm behind a fat internet connection and was able to have a look
at the packages for myself, wouldn't splitting out the common parts
to a separat package be possible, or is it going to change which
directories cannot be shared, and therefore be much work to maintain
the splitting?

kernel-headers-2.4.3-k7_2.4.3-1_i386.deb           3 MB

kernel-headers-2.4.3_2.4.3-1_i386.deb              3 MB

/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.3-k7/include/linux and
/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.3-k7/include/config    934 KB (tar.gz)

/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.3/include/linux        868 KB (tar.gz)
           cu andreas

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