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Re: kernel-{image,headers} package bloat

On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 07:30:47PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 08:47:44AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > 
> > what is the DIFFERENCE between kernel-headers-2.4.2 and all the other
> > 2.4.2 kernel headers packages?
> Kernel-headers-2.4.2 is built with the default config file, and the
> other ones are built with their respective config files.
> > why are they needed?  
> For module builders.

If you're including the entire headers in every package, this is an awful
fallacy. Why not just do something like this:
kernel-headers-2.4.3-common: all the 2.4.3 headers
kernel-headers-2.4.3-piii: autoconf.h and modules/ for p3
kernel-headers-2.4.3-k7: autoconf.h and modules/ for athlon
etc, etc.
and then, have kernel-headers-2.4.3-piii depend on

Of course, if you're already doing this, feel free to ignore me.

Daniel Stone
Linux Kernel Developer

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