which packages to install to compile kernel modules?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Jun 15 09:46:12 UTC 2010

On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, sktsee wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:22:29 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> >   ok, that was suitably embarrassing and i am chagrined that i didn't
> > know that.  onward.
> Heh, I wouldn't beat yourself up too much because "metapackage" is
> not a very good descriptive term, IMO. It too easily gets confused
> with a "virtual" package, which is not a "real" package but is a bit
> of package database magic used to satisfy "Provides" requirements.

  i had that general idea already, i just needed some clarification.
and at the risk of pushing the bounds of mailing list decorum, this is
why i'm asking all these annoying questions:


if you know anyone who might be interested, let them know about it.
and on that note, i will restrict future postings to asking more
annoying questions.



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