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

On Monday 24 November 2008, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         Could you provide more detail, please? This is not enough to
>  indicate where the fault lies. At a minimum, the kernel package
>  invocation line, and the full logs of the build where failure was
>  noticed should be provided to the bug report. Without this
> information, it is hard to diagnose the problem.
>         The only thing I can see is that sparc processing in k-p
> defines NEED_DIRECT_GZIP_IMAGE.  Now, what kernel-package thinks is the
> architecture is taken from either
>   a) user specified value,
>   b) dpkg-architecture  -qDEB_HOST_ARCH_CPU
>         If the architecture contains the string sparc, then we arrange
>  to gzip the image. If this is not happening, we need to determine if
> it tried to compress, but compressed the wong file, or it did not try
> to compress it at all, or if the actual image is in some other place.
>         If the build logs for the kernel image show which of these
>  scenarios it is, it can be easily fixed. So the build log of the
> kernel image would be useful.
> > 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.
>         Why do you say this is a regression? Does the previous version
>  work?  What was the last known working version of the 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.
>         Which version of kernel-package was being used then?

Sorry, I cannot provide the requested info as I'll be off-line for a few 
day starting in 30 minutes. CC'ing d-boot and d-kernel.

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