kernel headers by default revisit...

Christoph Mathys eraserix at
Tue Aug 7 17:41:59 UTC 2012

I'm not an ubuntu developer, but here's how I see this:

On 07/16/2012 10:04 AM, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> IMHO, the installation and updating of linux-headers-generic,
> linux-headers-3.2.0-26, linux-headers-3.2.0-26-generic is unneeded for
> ~98% of Ubuntu desktop users.

So, 98% are not using nvidia or ati proprietary drivers? Damn, I must 
have a really bad hand when I comes to picking hardware...

> Provided the dependencies are correct, it'll be pulled in by eg dkms,
> libc-dev etc when expected.

IMHO, there is not one "correct" here. I'd absolutely hate if packages 
started hardcoding dependencies on linux-headers-generic. They may need 
some linux-headers, but why should that be the ones from generic kernel? 
I'd have to carry a generic headers package whenever I use dkms.


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