Handling of -source packages for kernel modules

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 13 13:35:51 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 02:29:13PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> we seem to have a bunch of packages building kernel modules, such as
> gspca-source.  At least some of those are included in the Ubuntu
> kernel and therefore serves very little or no purpose.  
> Should we blacklist those so we don't get them from Debian?

Yes.  Be careful, though, as some of them also produce binary packages which
are needed by those using the modules included in our kernel.  In those
cases, the package should be patched not to build the -source bits.

 - mdz

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