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Re: New version of kernel-package to create image packages using debconf


> > it would be convenient if 'vmlinux' is included 
> > somewhere like /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux 
> > (which seems to be the case with RedHat[2]).
> in a separate linux-image-dbg package?
> $ du -h vmlinux arch/i386/boot/bzImage
> 19M     vmlinux
> 884K    arch/i386/boot/bzImage

I've looked at it; on my system it doesn't 
make much difference.

$ ls -lh vmlinux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14
-rw-r--r--  1 root   root   1.8M 2005-11-08 17:37 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14
-rwxr-xr-x  1 dancer dancer 7.4M 2005-11-08 17:32 vmlinux

and since it's mostly debug data,
 when it's compressed, it's not much different from vmlinuz:

$ ls -lh vmlinux.gz
-rwxr-xr-x  1 dancer dancer 2.1M 2005-11-10 22:34 vmlinux.gz

My impression is that it won't impact deb package size 
too much (only double :P ) even if it were included in normal 
Debian package.


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