Re: Almost working...custom kernel with local apt repository as recommended in manual
On 21 October 2012 17:37, Daniel Baumann
> On 10/21/2012 05:06 PM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> It seems neither kernel-package
>> nor initramfs-tools maintainers are really willing to work on fixing
>> initramfs bugs related to kernel-package built kernels and will just
>> blame the issue on the other package or lack of user experience or
> well, using kernel-package has always been very bad anyway for
> customization/derivatives (no proper source packages, no proper
> integration, etc.), yet people keep using it out of habit.
> we do not "support" that in live-build either (by including hacks to
> workaround the deficiences in kernel-package), we do require the user to
> have provided proper kernel packages, either by using them from the
> archive or having them build from src:linux.
> also, it's not hard to use the proper src:linux packages to build a
> complete set of custom kernels, there's even kernel-handbook, so yes..
> i'd say it's lack of user experience
Personally I can't recommend using src:linux. The disk space and cpu
time required to build a kernel with that is an order of magnitude
higher than with kernel-package. Also src:linux is a big tarball of a
kernel and Debian files while kernel-package adds Debian files to any
kernel tree that you can reasonably expect to build giving you the
ability to easily build really custom kernels (eg. upstream git
The src:linux packaging provides scripts that are supposed to allow
for that but will require quite a bit extra resources nonetheless.