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Bug#506711: kernel-package: [sparc] no longer produces compressed kernels for linux-2.6

Package: kernel-package
Version: 11.0011
Severity: serious
Tags: d-i
Justification: kernels built using this break sparc D-I builds

Daily builds of D-I for sparc have been failing with:
gzip: ./tmp/netboot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-sparc64: not in gzip format

This has been traced to the fact that the kernel as taken from the
2.6.26-10 linux-image package for sparc64 (built 08 Nov) is no longer
compressed. As sparc still uses kernel-package to build official Debian
kernel images (based on info from Bastian Blank), this is most likely a
regression in kernel-package.

It is unknown whether this issue also affects other architectures or not.

The previous D-I kernel udebs were based on linux-image 2.6.26-8 (built
for sparc on 9 Okt) did not have this issue, so at that time things were
still OK.

Please inform both the kernel team and the installer teams when this issue
is fixed as we will need binNMU's for linux-2.6 for any (potentially)
affected architectures and after that new uploads of the kernel udebs for


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-rc6 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kernel-package depends on:
ii  binutils            2.18.1~cvs20080103-7 The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  debianutils         2.30                 Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  dpkg                1.14.22              Debian package management system
ii  dpkg-dev            1.14.22              Debian package development tools
ii  file                4.26-1               Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gcc [c-compiler]    4:4.3.2-2            The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-4.1 [c-compiler 4.1.2-23             The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-4.2 [c-compiler 4.2.4-4              The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-4.3 [c-compiler 4.3.2-1              The GNU C compiler
ii  gettext             0.17-4               GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  make                3.81-5               The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  module-init-tools   3.4-1                tools for managing Linux kernel mo
ii  perl                5.10.0-17            Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  po-debconf          1.0.15               manage translated Debconf template
ii  util-linux           Miscellaneous system utilities

Versions of packages kernel-package recommends:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-1    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6-dev [libc-dev]          2.7-16     GNU C Library: Development Librari

Versions of packages kernel-package suggests:
pn  docbook-utils             <none>         (no description available)
ii  e2fsprogs                 1.41.3-1       ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utiliti
ii  initramfs-tools [linux-in 0.92l          tools for generating an initramfs
pn  libdb3-dev                <none>         (no description available)
ii  libncurses5-dev [libncurs 5.6+20080830-1 developer's libraries and docs for
pn  linux-source | kernel-sou <none>         (no description available)
ii  xmlto                     0.0.20-3       XML-to-any converter

-- no debconf information

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