[arch-general] Kernel Module Package Guidelines

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 16:23:57 EST 2007

On Dec 2, 2007 4:15 AM, Michael Towers <gradgrind at online.de> wrote:
> Sorry if I somehow caused offence. I don't want to start a fight! But I
> would have preferred an answer along the lines of ... "The reason this
> dependency must be there is ...".

In that case: the utilities are typically part of the module package.
That is, the source for module and utilities are all in one big
package. That's the way the author intended it. Breaking it apart
simply allows us to support the module installed for multiple kernels.

> In the case of aufs it is of course something I can work around (I
> already have), I was just under the impression that unnecessary
> dependencies were generally undesirable in Arch.

I still can't understand why this is a problem though... according to
pacman, the installed size is 12K, and the only possible reason I
could think of for caring about this dep is size.... could you please
explain the rationale here?

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