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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> We really need to put our heads together and come up with a good system
>> for managing pre-built kernel modules for the kernels in Debian.  It's
>> a much more widespread problem than just a question of free
>> vs. non-free.  It's possible to do right now, but it involves a ton of
>> manual work by the maintainer every time the list of officially
>> supported kernels changes, and pretty much every upload goes through
>> NEW.  I think that to have a really good solution, we're going to need
>> a larger plan that includes changes to the archive management software
>> as well.
>> I'd love to see this be a priority for etch+1.

> There's already work being done in that direction, please check out with
> the kernel team. AFAIK there's a "linux-modules-extra-" source package
> created to auto-build all those modules.

Ah, hm, I see that linux-modules-extra-* is depending on other source
packages.  That might work quite well.  I apparently had misunderstood how
it was going to work.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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