Bug#655281: kfreebsd-8: please provide unversioned kfreebsd-image packages
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 07:24:31PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> El 10 de gener de 2012 0:21, Vagrant Cascadian <email@example.com> ha escrit:
> > would each depend on the current kfreebsd-image-X-* packages, where X was the
> > current preferred/default version in a given release.
> That's a very subjective question. We provide 8.x and 9.x kernels,
> like upstream does. Both are supported in the installer, and
> "preferred" is different for each user.
> What do you want to use this for?
more generically, i want to be able to build a kFreeBSD chroot and select a
kernel to install before i have the chroot initialized- i don't want to have to
dynamically determine the available versions from within the chroot itself, and
determining them from outside the chroot is tricky if the release i'm
installing in the chroot doesn't match the release of the host system.
specifically, i want to port LTSP to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD... right now, it
defaults to kfreebsd-image-N-FLAVOR, depending on the architecture. it would be
nice to be able to just install kfreebsd-image-FLAVOR instead, so that when N+1
comes out and N is no longer available, i don't have to update the LTSP side of
things. right now N is essentially hardcoded to 8 in LTSP.
there are more serious blockers to get LTSP working on D/GkFBSD, but thought an
unversioned kfreebsd-image package might be useful to others as well. i don't
know what the use-cases for 8 vs. 9 vs. 10 are, really.
thanks for considering it!