Re: Bug#336732: /lib/modules/*/build symlink should be ignored when checking if kernel is installed
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On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 20:04:53 +0100
Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 08:02:27PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
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> > On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 19:21:58 +0100
> > Sven Luther <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Manoj's argument :
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> > > the build symlink is currently buggy, and should be either
> > > part of the kernel-image package or created at kernel-image
> > > install time.
> > I believe sven missed to comment on this early remark by Manoj:
> Nope, i did not. I spoke at lenght with Manok about this on irc,
> check your backlog.
Ok, sorry for confusing things, then.
No, I do not intend to decipher your long dialogue on IRC - I assumed
(wrongly, it seems) that emails posted on this list contained same
> > > Martin's solution : instead of looking at
> > > only /lib/modules/<version> to see if modules where installed,
> > > actually do a find /lib/modules/<version> -name \*.ko, and search
> > > for real modules.
> > As I understand it Martin actually agreed with Manoj in his latest
> > email (20051106153826.GA24360@deprecation.cyrius.com).
> Yeah, but he was not aware that this breaks the plan for out-of-tree
> module packages, and i believe will be more bristle than what we have
I have heard this mentioned several times now, but without any details.
Could you please point me to some summary of that plan? Or if missing
then post a draft to our wiki?
> > I also believe this to be the most sane approach.
> Ah, can you provide any kind of arguments for it ? I mean apart from
> the purely esthetical onesi, which are subjective and of dubious
> relevance here ?
Uh, so opinions based on existing arguments do not count.
Frans: Sorry, I was unaware that you requested only specific input.
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