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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 07:45:37PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > > So you're saying that you don't know what System.map is good for?
> > No, but if you actualy cared you'd be telling me instead of asking.
> Sorry, but: If you want to package a linux kernel, you should _know_
> the few basic names and concepts. Otherwise you'll make live hard for
> people using your package. Knowledge of System.map is a _must_, also
> knowing of initrd and similar concepts. If not, don't waste your and
> our time with trying to make a package. (The same is of course valid
> for any other package: Who wants to package kde must know to what the
> term "mouse" refers to in connection with computers.)

See the reply I just sent to Martin F Krafft, in which I address some of
the points you bring in this message. I just want to add:

 - I'm not trying to make a package, the package is already made and it works
   fine. I'm using it right now.
 - I know well about initrd (otherwise my package wouldn't work at all) and
   similar Linux-related concepts.
 - It just took me a while to figure out what System.map is.
 - RTFMing for other stuff doesn't sound much like a challenge.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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