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Author: Jaromil
To: devuan developers internal list
Subject: Re: [devuan-dev] kernel headers and kbuild into live images
dear Katolaz,

On Fri, 22 Mar 2019, KatolaZ wrote:

> On another note, it is not clear to me how do they expect to use this
> "feature"? I mean, if it is just to build the few modules needed to
> support their usb-network-thing, it's much better to do that on
> another working Linux installation, and just copy the few modules. If
> they don't have a working Linux installation anywhere, there is
> probably no way they will be able to build a set of working kernel
> modules from a live image.

you are right, maybe I'm just in a tunnel vision :^) when I made the
first two versions of dyne:bolic, being nomadic and without big
computers, I've first made live usb sticks with -dev packages and
headers and 'cdist' installed with some autoconf scripts, then built
it around opportunistically whenever I found a medialab available :^)

its just another kind of live we are talking about here and I agree
with you the best is to build somewhere else and copy that on

> I guess the best is for them to install live-sdk, add the packages
> they need to the blend, and spin a build.

well, this is still a degree of difficulty higher than making a dkms
build on a full install and then copying the .ko over, assuming the
full install has the exact same kernel, compiler and base libraries..

however, brainstorming now, just thinking how to make it easy to get
that damn little missing driver inside the usb stick when it needs to