#40 Please do this as a kernel patch

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Florin Malita
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2003-02-20
2003-01-29
Anonymous
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Hi,

I have problems installing this on Debian sid (same bug as reported for RedHat 8). It whould be much easier and cleaner to debug this error if your programm whould be done in the usual way:

* userland programm
* kernel patch

I must stress that you should provide a kernel patch, NOT a module. What I want is a "patch -u" format patch, that, when applied to kernel source whould create a new option in filesystems menu of the kernel configure system.

If this is not done, your patch can not be included in Debian.

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Discussion

  • Florin Malita
    Florin Malita
    2003-02-06

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    That problem seems to be modversions related. And yes, a patch would probably solve it (I think the issue is caused by messing with the kernel source AFTER the running kernel got installed).

    For the regular what-is-a-kernel user however, the one-bundle-does-it-all is much easyer to install.

    So what I'll probably do is provide the kernel patch but keep the module in the source distribution too, with an option to disable its compilation.

    Sounds OK?

     
  • Florin Malita
    Florin Malita
    2003-02-07

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    now there's a patch available. let me know how it works.

     
  • Florin Malita
    Florin Malita
    2003-02-20

    • assigned_to: nobody --> mali
    • status: open --> closed-accepted