Re: Package libc6-dev depends on linux-kernel-headers
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 10:37:24PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Jonathan Dowland <email@example.com> 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.
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer