[arch-dev-public] kernel 2.6.32-1

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Dec 5 06:17:56 EST 2009

Pierre Schmitz schrieb:
> Am Samstag 05 Dezember 2009 09:00:38 schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
>> - splitted kernel-headers to extra package
>>   If you want to build external modules please install:
>>   pacman -S kernel26-headers
>>   Please change your PKGBUILDS to makedepend on this package.
> Was this done to reduce the kernel package size? It's a little confusing to 
> have kernel26-headers and kernel-headers.

People have been confused by "kernel-headers" anyway, so there is no 
harm. The point is to
1) Make the PKGBUILD more readable (everything except the 
"header-installation" is simple, and that is now in a separate function)
2) Remove confusion about many people thinking there was a kernel source 
in /usr/src/linux-foo
3) Do not install a bunch of useless headers with the kernel.
4) Because we can.

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