Handling of -source packages for kernel modules

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 15 18:19:45 GMT 2007

On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 06:03:45PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Cesare Tirabassi 
> | > Should we blacklist those so we don't get them from Debian?
> | 
> | No. What for? Are we short of archive space? They give the users a
> | freedom of choice which could be dangerous for their mental health?
> I have seen users who have been confused by the existence of those
> packages.

It's true; particularly users who come to Ubuntu from Debian don't realize
that those modules are already built and available to them, and cause
themselves unnecessary trouble by trying to use these packages (which often
don't work with our kernel).

 - mdz

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