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Re: Adding armhf vexpress udebs

On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 16:52 +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have recently realized that the vexpress flavour of the armhf kernel
> has been added without providing the corresponding udebs. Hence it means
> that we support this platform (I guess mainly because it's a QEMU
> emulated board) at the kernel level, but we don't provide any way to
> install it.
> The patch below fixes this issue, and as you can see it is almost
> trivial. It's based on the mx5 flavour, with some minor tweaks at the
> USB level (this platform don't provide USB support)

Sure it has USB (or can have it).  Maybe QEMU doesn't emulate that

> and at the NIC
> level (to provide a udeb containing the default NIC). Then it should be
> quite easy to add debian-installer support for this flavour.
> Is such a patch acceptable, despite the freeze? If yes please tell me
> when it can be committed.

I would expect this to be acceptable, but will await approval from the
release team.

> Index: installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/reiserfs-modules
> ===================================================================
> --- installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/reiserfs-modules
> +++ installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/reiserfs-modules
> @@ -0,0 +1 @@
> +#include <reiserfs-modules>
> Index: installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/minix-modules
> ===================================================================
> --- installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/minix-modules
> +++ installer/armhf/modules/armhf-vexpress/minix-modules
> @@ -0,0 +1 @@
> +#include <minix-modules>

Let's stop adding crap like this to new architectures/flavours.


Ben Hutchings
Experience is directly proportional to the value of equipment destroyed.
                                                         - Carolyn Scheppner

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