Kernel package and modules

Graeme Gregory graeme at
Mon Aug 4 11:00:26 CEST 2008

On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:43:56 +0100
Andy Green <andy at> wrote:

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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | |> I would like to propose we radically simplify how we deal with
> | |> modules, simply by pushing all the ones we create into the main
> | |> kernel package. This has one disadvantage, size on storage, but
> | |> What do the folks who handle this packaging think about this
> proposal? | |>
> | | Or we could just RRECOMEND kernel-modules which will drag in all
> | | modules. See we are ahead.
> |
> | What is "kernel-modules" then, a metapackage for all modules?
> |
> | I can't "see we are ahead" if nobody tells me what is happening.
> Assuming this is so, why do we generate a bazillion pointless module
> packages still if having the kernel package brings 'em all in anyway,
> and they will ALL be regenerated at each kernel package uplevel?
> How is that "ahead" of just making a single kernel package that has
> the modules in too?
I guess the GTA01 is forgotten already.

Ive already got people asking me if we have actually just forgotten the
device ever existed at all. That device doesn't have the ton of flash we
have now.

So if we continue to keep insisting we have plenty of flash we will
have to announce to community that GTA01 support is ended.


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