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Re: /proc file system

On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 02:46:17PM +0200, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> Nicolas Lopez <i.am@the.glowingmonkey.org> writes:
> > On Sat, Aug 25, 2001 at 09:29:17AM +0000, Hereward Cooper wrote:
> > > Is there anyway that i can make a dependancy for /proc kernel
> > > support?
> Currently none. You could file a wishlist bug against kernel-package
> that kernels built with it should "Provide: proc-fs" (when .config
> contains the right bit). AFAIK all kernel-image-* packages use this,
> and would therefor pick this up automatically.

But then people can't use self-compiled kernels without using
kernel-package, and you also don't know whether an installed kernel
package is the running kernel. There's no good way to do this within the
Debian packaging framework, as far as I can work out.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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