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Re: Automatically installing hardware specific packages

[Julien Cristau]
> We did something like that in lenny (not in the Packages file, but
> same basic idea), to get X to choose the right driver.  It turns out
> it's a pain to maintain, and doesn't really work all that well.

Why was it a pain to maintain?

I can imagine it is a pain if there is no automatic way to extract the
supported ids from the source code (like it is/was with X).  But if it
is possible to extract it automatically like is done with kernel
modules, I believe it should not be too hard.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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