Onno Benschop onno at
Thu Feb 21 22:11:08 UTC 2008

On 21/02/08 20:28, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> The madwifi code is already in linux-restricted-modules, so there's no 
> benefit in providing a separate source package as well.
I understand that, however, if you have a machine that has a card that
is not supported by the linux-restricted-modules, you would use
module-assistant to create a module to match your kernel.

If you had the madwifi-source package, you could patch it and compile a
module in such a way that it would continue to be maintainable, rather
than get the source from, unpack it, make and make install
it and have unknown files scattered all over your file-system.

Of course it's possible that my understanding of the above is incorrect,
in which case I would like to know how users are expected to manage this

Finally, if the madwifi-source isn't available, then I suspect there's a
bug in module-assistant, seeing that it still has madwifi as an option.

Onno Benschop

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