[Pkg-virtualbox-devel] Bug#475542: Bug#475542: Bug#475542: virtualbox-ose-source should not depend on prebuild kernel packages
debian at ginguppin.de
Mon Apr 21 16:36:08 UTC 2008
> As far as I've understand that:
> - Arne has a home-build kernel (not with make-kpkg but with make && make
> - Arne want's to build a kernel module with m-a
> Arne, please correct me if I'm wrong.
this is correct.
> A mixture between dpkg build kernel /modules and home build kernel /
> modules is in my eyes not supported. (and can't be supported).
and that's the point i do not understand.
i did and do it with several source-packages for years on end without ever
having a problem.
the only thing i need to do, was removing the dependency lines.
thus i have everything under control - the kernel lives at its own space
and is easily replaced and all additional modules build from the souces
are managed by dpkg.
it is a perfect solution (in theory) because the sources of those modules
are updated by apt and the packages are created and installed by m-a and
thus managed by apt/dpkg, too.
there are no files lounging around not belonging to either the kernel
itself or a trackable debian package.
the only point i see, where something could be wrong would be if the
kernel&modules was installed at some non-standard place instead of /boot
and /lib/modules/KVERS/ -- but who would do such a thing?
i see your point in ensuring smooth upgrades but i still think there must
be a way to reconcile both -- maybe m-a should do some checks and/or ask
the user wether those dependencies are to include or not or something like
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