"opkg upgrade" breaks USB networking: g_ether module missing

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Aug 1 14:06:19 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| The strategy above allows us to easily add and remove packages while
| maintaining stable end-user systems.  Until the dust settles on the

But so does a single kernel package that includes the modules.  There
can be no risk of having modules mismatch the monolithic kernel then.
Nor will changing to this model "destabilize" anything, the package is
sticking things down /lib/modules same as the modular packages do using
the same code in the packaging app.

You won't find when you are away from a network connection you would
have liked those ppp-related modules after all either.

| kernel/modules packaging, I suggest we do the above to be as safe as
| possible.

Current setup seems unstable IMO because it indirects through the whole
packaging system, bloating the work done there.  The only thing that
makes sense about it is that is reduces footprint on storage when we
consider all the modules, but bulk of users do not want to have to care
about package selection to this degree, they will go with whatever
default package set is.

Anyway this is up to the packaging guys, but I would stick it all in one
package and have done with it, making folks' updates faster as a side

- -Andy
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