Re: Dropping the amd64-generic flavour
Frederik Schueler <email@example.com> writes:
> with 2.6.17-final, I am going to drop the amd64-generic flavour.
> The reason is simple: On amd64, the linux-2.6 package has 11 flavours
> in total, which is way too much. The build takes over 5 hours currently,
> as each flavour takes approx. 30 minutes on my 2GHz opteron.
> I want to get rid of 3 flavours, which will be:
> - the amd64-generic (installer) flavour, which will be replaced in
> debian-installer by the amd64-k8 flavour.
> - the amd64-k8 and em64t-p4 flavours, which will be dropped as soon as
> smp-alternatives is available on amd64 too.
> I will update the linux-di-amd64-2.6 package accordingly when 2.6.17
> Please point me to other places, where this will cause breakage, and I
> will help fixing it.
> Best regards
> Frederik Schueler
And another mail. :)
I would suggest keeping the name amd64-generic. It is easier for users
to see that -generic fits all than -k8.