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Bug#471461: linux-modules-extra-2.6: Please add sfc modules

Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Bastian Blank wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 04:31:11PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > >                               You should not invoke kbuild directly on the
> > > module source directory.
> > 
> > This is the prequisite to build it as part of linux-modules-*.
> OK.  Why doesn't it do what module-assistant does?
> I could add a static config.h and extraversion.h to the package as we don't
> need to worry about versions with backported changes in Debian, unlike some
> other distributions I could mention.

I have done this in package version 2.2.0063-2.

> However we're switching to a more
> autoconf-like way of detecting kernel features, which will mean that in future
> it's essential to run a script before compiling any source files.  I'll try
> using the filechk rules in kbuild to do this.

I have successfully done this in the development tree, so unless it
turns out to cause problems for other build configurations this
should work without patching in future.


Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
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