Re: Forthcoming changes in kernel-package
On Mon, Feb 09 2009, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
>> c. his means there will be no need for /etc/kernel-img.conf file any
> Isn't this file also read in the postinst of the "official" kernels?
> In FAI we had several issues when kernel-img.conf was missing or
> hadn't had the proper values in there.
I think that is a carry over from the days when the official
kernels were based on kernel-package. I am given to understand that is
not how things are supposed to work post lenny.
In any case, I guess what I meant to say was that images created
by kernel-package will stop paying attention to /etc/kernel-img.conf,
and thus there will be no reason to keep that file for the sake of
kernel-package images. kernel-package shall also stop creating the file
if it does not exist.
Another thing going away is the on-th-fly patching of the
sources; the preferred way to patch the sources will be to do so
outside of make-kpkg, before invoking the make-kpkg script to package
the kernel images.
All that convoluted code excised from kernel-package ought to
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