* Jesse Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) [030602 22:27]: > Well, the problem is, I need the pcmcia_cs.o module for my laptop > NIC. The only package that includes that is the > pcmcia-modules-2.4.18-bf2.4 package, which, as its name implies, > requires the 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel. > > Unfortunately, the bf2.4 kernel, being an installation kernel, is > pretty bloated. So I want to recompile and reinstall the package > 2.4.18-bf2.4, instead of recompiling both 2.4.18-bf2.4 and all > the modules for cs-modules. > > Am I nuts for doing this? Yes ;-) If your purpose is to end up with a "non-bloated" kernel, you should just download a kernel-source package (i.e. kernel-source-2.4.20 or kernel-source-2.4.18, if you want to stick to stable) and build your own. Trying to save the work of recompiling the modules and instead recompiling the kernel is a little silly, IMO. You'd be better off downloading a non-bf kernel (i.e. kernel-image-2.4.18-<arch>, again sticking to stable) and the corresponding kernel-headers package and pcmcia-source and building your own pcmcia-modules package. That's just the way I'd do it, anyway (if I wanted to avoid compiling a custom kernel, that is). good times, Vineet -- http://www.doorstop.net/ -- One nation, indivisible, with equality, liberty, and justice for all.
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