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Re: debian-cd and mips/arm

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 12:26:17AM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
>* Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> [2006-07-03 23:05]:
>> At the moment, the following arches all have 2.4 kernels and bits
>> going onto the CDs:
>> I can change that quite easily if people desire it. Where's the d-i
>> TODO? I must have missed it...
>I'm talking about svn://svn.d-i.alioth.debian.org/svn/d-i/trunk/installer/doc/devel
>file "kerntabl".

OK, cool.

>arm/mips/mipsel definitely shouldn't have 2.4 kernels on their CDs and
>the same probably applies to all other arches - we're trying to get
>rid of 2.4 for etch and ideally beta3 wouldn't use them anymore.  I've
>removed 2.4 d-i for arm a while ago and removed mips/mipsel today.
>Anyway, I can only speak for arm/mips/mipsel but can you please drop
>2.4 from the CD on those arches, and include all 2.6 images.
>arm: footbridge nslu2 rpc s3c2410

And ixp4xx?

>mips: r4k-ip22 r5k-ip32 sb1-bcm91250a sb1a-bcm91480b
>mipsel: r5k-cobalt sb1-bcm91250a sb1a-bcm91480b r3k-kn02 r4k-kn04

Hmmm. Things are more awkward than I expected on the debian-cd end;
the base list of udebs to be installed onto the CDs is generated from
the d-i Packages.gz files in the main archive. Once the archive is
updated to not mention the 2.4 bits, then debian-cd will automatically
drop them. Making that change separately will be messy. This is for
the installer bits themselves, in tools/generate_di_list.

The list of normal .debs that land on CD#1 ready for installation onto
the target system is generated by tools/generate_di_+k_list. I _can_
remove 2.4.x bits from that list easily, and I will.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"This dress doesn't reverse." -- Alden Spiess

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