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Re: Package libc6-dev depends on linux-kernel-headers

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 10:37:24PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@compsoc.dur.ac.uk> wrote:
> > 
> > In what situation would the linux-kernel-headers package be needed
> > seperate from libc?
> Ths issue is not whether it is needed separately from libc-dev, the
> issue is that it comes from a different upstream source and thus is
> best handled in a separate source package.  This requires it to be
> in a different binary package too.


The original reason it was separated was because I wanted to maintain
a separate set of .patch files for the Debian-local changes to the
kernel headers.  This way was most convenient.  Also, most fixes to the
kernel headers do not require glibc to be rebuilt.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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