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Re: Dropping the amd64-generic flavour

Frederik Schueler <fs@debian.org> writes:

> Hello,
> 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
> releases. 
> 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.


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