On Monday, 24 November 2008 9:39:34 Dave Plater wrote:
Hi, I noticed that the kernel-syms packages in both 32
and 64 bit
factory no longer had the same version as the kernel-source packages.
This is a bug; they should have the same versions.
I am able to compile nvidia drivers without the
upgrade of kernel-syms, is
the kernel-syms package now obsolete and am I able to remove it?
It depends. The kernel-syms package contains the collected modversion
reference files for all kernel-$flavor packages, and each of the
kernel-$flavor packages contains its own modversion reference files as well.
This means that for building kernel-$flavor modules you need the appropriate
kernel-source package, and either kernel-syms or kernel-$flavor.
Generally, when only building modules for the installed kernel, kernel-syms is
We often build KMPs for all available kernel flavors, and we use kernel-syms
for that instead of installing all kernel-$flavor packages because it is much
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