Re: powerpc kernel-patch 2.6.6-5 in incoming since over a month !!!
> But in general, this is something that is not acceptable, and i hope
> never happens again. One week is still long for this sort of
> things, but acceptable, but one month is definitively to long.
> I will send you a USB uhci fi later today,
> basically, one could use the postinst_hook to call a little script
> which calls itself mkvmlinuz.
> Now, the question is, how do we automatically add the postinst_hook to
I don't think we are allowed to fiddle with /etc/kernel-img.conf at
all, since it doesn't belong to us. In fact, it doesn't belong to any
> which package would provide the script,
We already have mkvmlinuz.
> and where do we test for when it is needfull to generate such a
There already is a warning in NEWS.Debian. We could move this to the
postinst and output it if the subarch matches - similar to the current
handling of a missing do_initrd=yes line if an initrd kernel is
installed. But then again, some people don't even bother to read a
warning that passes by during postinst, so maybe this should be part
of the debconfiscation of kernel-package.
> prep is not yet supported, or did you change that recently).
Unfortunately, it turned out that most of the boxen I picked up are
not PReP but MCA. And I haven't had time to look at the Thinkpad 860
> Well, 2.6.7 packages would be cool,
The preliminary packages can be found in the usual location,
deb http://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~jens/kernel-patch-powerpc ./
deb http://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~jens/mol-modules ./
They are currently based on linux-2.6.7.tar.bz2 from kernel.org with
all Debian patches applied, which means the tainted drivers are still
included. Before I can upload anything, I need a kernel-source-2.6.7
package or at least a prune script.
> especially since they fix a security bug,
Only for i386 and amd64.
> and thus should replace the 2.6.6 kernels quickly enough,
IMHO, 2.6.6 should be replaced by 2.6.7 as quickly as possible in any case.
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