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Re: conglomeration packages (Re: Will nvidia-graphics-drivers ever transition to testing?)

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:32:07PM -0400, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> I don't follow you. iceweasel, for example, is not independent from, say, 
> libnspr.

If they come from one source package, then they all build together.  If
they do not, then it's a dynamicly linked library and each can be built
and updated independantly.  kernel modules have to be rebuilt if the
sources change (just like any application of course) but also if the
kernel is changed (which an application does not, not even when
libraries change) which is hence a rebuild requirement external to the
package itself.  That's what is different.

Len Sorensen

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