Bug#258043: kernel-patch-debian-2.6.7: doesn't list which patches are incorporated: kernel-patch-debian-2.6.7, kernel-image-2.6.7: doesn't list which patches are incorporated
On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:29:44PM +0200, Kilian Krause wrote:
> The description from kernel-patch-debian and kernel-image does not
> list which patches are contained in the Debian diff. That way it's
> pretty hard to evaluate which benefits are already provided by using the
> debian kernel package compared to going vanilla (and patching in what
> you need apart from vanilla).
Currently README.Debian in kernel-source has an incomplete list. I
talked to Jens about this and we can't see anything in Policy mandating
that at all, so we plan to remove that aswell. With the .dpatch
ification you can easily check in the source for yourself, all the
.dpatches have proper descriptions.
> Moreover i think it'd make more sense making kernel-patch-debian a
> meta-pacakge depending on all diffs it contains. That way reverting one
> patch out of the Debian proposed patchset will be much easier.
No way. We give you the kernel package, and all QA is for all the
package. If you want to build your own images your ofcourse free to
patch grab all patches, but please don't place the burden of taking care
of all your crazy ideas on us.