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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 11:06:16AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> > Kernel module policy:
> > ---------------------

> > * Kernel modules must be provided as a "binary source" package.
> > * Module source packages should provide a debian/rules file.
> > * The debian/rules file must compile the module if KSRC=kernelsourcedir
> >   and KVERS=versionname is priovided.
> > * The debian/rules file may fail if an unsupported version of the kernel is
> >   provided by the environment.
> > * The debian/rules file may fail if no kernel-headers is in that location.
> > * The debian/rules file should handke KMAINT and KEMAIL env variables.

> It would be a significant gain if kernel modules could always be built
> against kernel-headers, without requiring full kernel-source.  Is there any
> situation where this is not feasible, or could it be made a requirement?

I think it's safe to say that if a kernel module package requires
something not present in the kernel-headers package for building,
there's a bug somewhere.  Which is not to say there aren't bugs, of

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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