Hi folks The kernel team made it possible for a long time to build the udebs from the binary linux images. This was done be providing the possibility to go back to every released revision with the linux-patch-debian package. Because this needs a lot of time to get it correctly I intend to drop this as requirement. This will destroy the possibility to use linux-2.6 as legal source for the udebs for more than the exact version. There are at least three possibilities to handle that. No change. Pros: None. Cons: No source for the udebs during development. Release versions needs to be rebuilt anyway. Rebuild for every release. Pros: None. Cons for the d-i team: This needs a lot of time with the current setup. Build the udebs from the linux-2.6/linux-modules-extra-2.6 sources. Pros: - Only one step. - Problems in the module selection can be found during the kernel development cycle. This includes added modules. Cons for the kernel team: - Another list to handle and which will kill the build if someone got it wrong. - The additional configs for the build can't be checked without a real build. Cons for the d-i team: - They have to trust another instance to don't get it completely wrong. - Changes in the module selection may need a full rebuild. - Out-of-dateness of modules and buildsystem during the introdution of a new abiname. Bastian -- Our way is peace. -- Septimus, the Son Worshiper, "Bread and Circuses", stardate 4040.7.
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