2.6.14-rc5 and version number thingy ...
I have upgraded SVN to 2.6.14-rc5, and did a powerpc build. The only
difference was CONFIG_AIRO, and the build completed fine, and i saw that
CONFIG_AIRO was enabled in other arches, so i suppose powerpc was added or
something such, not sure, but in general things will work out fine so the next
upload will be of 2.6.14-rc5, if nobody objects.
This brings us to the version number mess. the previous packages where :
kernel version : 2.6.14-rc4
debian version : 2.6.13+2.6.14-rc4-0experimental.1
But apparently this caused build problems in the arch-indep part, which was
fixed one time by Simon Horman, and then refixed another way by Bastian Blank.
Still, it failed for external modules, since make-kpkg complains that the
version is not policy compliant.
Andres Salomon proposed another approach, and namely to do :
kernel version : 2.6.14rc5-1
debian version : 2.6.13+2.6.14rc5-0experimental.1
Which has the advantage of not differing from the normal way of handling
things, but currently dies with :
make: Entering directory `/home/sven/debian/kernel/trunk/build/linux-2.6-2.6.13+2.6.14rc5'
chmod +x debian/bin/gencontrol.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "debian/bin/gencontrol.py", line 462, in ?
File "debian/bin/gencontrol.py", line 446, in main
changelog = read_changelog()
File "debian/bin/gencontrol.py", line 51, in read_changelog
version = parse_version(match.group('header_version'))
File "debian/bin/gencontrol.py", line 118, in parse_version
ret = match.groupdict()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'groupdict'
make: *** [debian/control-real] Error 1
Well, what do you think about those choices ? Anyone volunteers to fix this
last problem ? Bastian ? Maybe i should learn python, i got some python book
at debconf'03 that is lying around somewhere here :)