Onno Benschop onno at
Thu Feb 21 22:48:25 UTC 2008

On 22/02/08 07:22, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> From a maintenance perspective, it is significantly easier when
> there is only one copy of any given source in the archive.  While it
> may be a little more complicated to download the source providing
> linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` to patch, a full solution needs to
> either be integrated with this source, or a result of a breakdown of
> this source, rather than the reintroduction of code duplication for
> each set of modules, with the attendant support issues related to
> which version of the module happens to be installed on a user system,
> etc.
> [..] More generally, module-assistant needs a cleanup after many of
> the duplicated sources in individual -source packages were removed.

I completely understand that we don't want the same source in two
places, but I would have thought that linux-restricted-modules depended
on madwifi-source (and others), but that appears not to be the case. All
I could see was a relationship with NVIDIA and AVM Fritz! hardware.

Alternatively, can we kill two birds with one stone, that is, update
module-assistant to download linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r `-source
and compile the appropriate module(s) from that, or is that idea heading
for a world of hurt?

Onno Benschop

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