not enough specialized package managers out there folks
obviously what the world needs is for the linux kernel to have its own package manager just for modules
this is a good idea feel free to take it there will be no problems
@cwebber there's been a lot of snark coming from this account recently - what did you do with wholesome chris?
@eject good question
I'll try to turn down the snarkometer for a while
@cwebber What nVidia thinks, probably.
@cwebber Only if we can host the package repository on a privately-held service incompatible with anything else and wave off any questions about security.
@cwebber I mean, we already did that with an SCM tool, so why not?
@cwebber Is this a real thing? Somebody is suggesting or building such a thing?
@cstanhope sorry to alarm! afaik nobody is suggesting to build it
but it's a sad time that my snark post sounded feasible I guess :)
@cwebber Phew! Thanks for clarifying. I honestly couldn't quite tell.
@cwebber hate to break it to you, but kernel modules are a package format
author and license metadata, dependencies, bundle of objects, ..
@cwebber hey, you could get lennart poettering to work on it!
@cwebber i knew you were kidding (i hope) but i started trembling in fear a little
@clacke I think maybe we need a distinction between "packaging format" (and build system) and "package manager"