Bug#375208: ppc oldworld miboot-floppies daily-build status
On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 07:42:53PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 June 2006 18:24, Sven wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 03:02:27PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > My opinion on this, would be to not build the boot.img images, and have a
> > README in place explaining how to build it oneself, and provide the vmlinux
> > kernel, which is the one used by miboot to put on the floppy, if i remember
> > well.
> > The code is :
> [nice summary deleted]
> > Holger, what do you think of this proposal ?
> > This way, there will be no confusion over the missing non-free miboot, and
> > users can know what they expect.
> We provide miboot images at the moment, we have done so in the past, so I
> don't see why we can't provide them for releases. Of course, we as in "debian
> main" can't provide them, so they need to be available in some other place,
> which should be mentioned in a README. But building them at home should not
> be necessary ;)
Because, not only is miboot non-free, but it is said to not even be includable
in non-free. Also, from my experience of the sarge release, lot of people
had problems with this. If anything else, please stop generating the useless
root*.img if you where still building them.
Also, with your proposal, there will not be, as was the case with sarge, any
build of the miboot floppies with the stable released d-i .udebs. This is i
believe a problem, especially once the daily builds start diverging from the
Allowing the above mechanism, would allow to build the root*.img files without
rebuilding the whole d-i, and i believe ways preferable to the current setup.
But then, you are the oldworld guy, i have no control anymore on the code, so
you do what you want with it.