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035. Are the modules part of the Linux kernel or are they distributed separately?




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This article is from the the Brief Linux FAQ (BLFAQ) Maintained by Neil Zanella nzanella@ganymede.cs.mun.ca

035. Are the modules part of the Linux kernel or are they distributed separately?

They come with the kernel. There used to be an old package called modules-x.y.z.tar.gz that you could download. This did not consist of the modules themselves but the module utilities needed to handle modules. For obvious reasons this package was renamed to modutils-x.y.z.tar.gz.

 

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