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Re: [vox-tech] compiling kernel's in debian?
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Re: [vox-tech] compiling kernel's in debian?

On Fri 09 Mar 01,  1:51 PM, Mytho X said: 
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > cool.  it /should/ be put into the debian faq; the question pops up from
> > time to time on the debian-user mailinglist.
> > 
> > come to think of, maybe i'll send a bug report to debian.  libncurses5-dev
> > should be recommended by the kernel-source package.   currently, the package
> > description says that you need libncurses-dev, but someone installing via
> > apt-get won't see this (you'll see it on dselect or capt).  a recommendation
> > is different from listing the package requirement in the description of
> > kernel-source*.
> > 
> > henry, what do you think?  am i being too nitpicky?
> Actually it does mention it here:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-post-install.en.html#s-kernel-baking
in debian, this is different from a "recommendation".  you're talking about
a description; i'm talking about a (soft) dependency, where dselect would
say something like "hey, just to let you know, this package really does work
best with libncurses5-dev" when you add kernel-sources.   :)


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