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Re: Debianized ndiswrapper-source is better on SourceForge

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 06:14:05PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> What are other packages?!

The other packages which depend on module-assistant.

> the module-assistant package (about 40kB) but provides some comfort for
> users and comfort, code size reduction, extendability, automatic feature
> upgrades for developers.

The preferred mechanism for building module packages is make-kpkg.

It's analgous to tightly-coupled or loosly-coupled components.
I modified the broken ndiswrapper-source not to depend on make-kpkg; 
it's readme says the preffered technique is make-kpkg.

The only thing it "has to have" module-assistant is a couple of 
variables in debian/rules.  For that trivial advantage we now have tight 
coupling on the rest of module-assistant, which means if those variables 
change in module-assistant every other package has to change as well.

Loose coupling is better than tight coupling.

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