Re: Package libc6-dev depends on linux-kernel-headers
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:21:11AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 10:37:24PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > Jonathan Dowland <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Thank you both, that is then a perfectly reasonable and rational reason
to have seperate packages.