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Re: kernel-{image,headers} package bloat

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 09:47:14AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> No, but they can at least compile one for i386 easily as we're providing
> matching kernel-headers.  You're in exactly the same situation
> (i.e., without binary modules) anyway if you compile your own kernel so
> IMHO it's a moot point.

Ok, so why did this come up at all in the discussion of the kernel
package bloat? It seems to me that providing optimized kernels is a
liability in this case since distributors of non-free no-source kernel
modules will not compile a version against each possible kernel. In
fact, they're much more likely to throw up their hands in disgust
after seeing so many kernel versions. Your binary module argument
would support encouraging the use of a uniform kernel build. I don't
care about this particular argument or its consequences, but I would
think that you would, with your sympathies to "binary-only" kernel

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