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SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery --the elegant solution)
On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 04:40, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> Normal users should _never_ have to use
> trees.

Yikes! Sayings about never saying "never" aside... I should think the
goal is for everyone to be able to use trees with reasonable
expectations. I'd like to see the day when distros can include a
pristine tree. I don't expect it, and the need for outside trees isn't
going away, but I'd like to see be the canonical Linux for
more production systems, development starts, and non-i386 arch's.

With respect to Aunt Tillie, hardware discovery and kernel configuration
are separate issues. Can't the hardware probes be a separate package?
The autoconfigurator I think will be useful, but can't the configurator
just be dependent on outside packages like other functionality is
dependent on isdn4k-utils or iptables?

Reid "thinking this is getting offtopic" Hekman

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