Re: Inclusion of kernel version in kernel package names: A followup
On Wed, 15 May 1996, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> Perhaps some sort of roll-your-own-kernel kit would be a good idea.
> Something along the lines of a package which would unpack into a
> pre-positioned kernel source tree at /usr/src/linux, such that "make
> config", followed by "make -f debian.rules binary", would produce a
> homegrown installable kernel package.
yep, with the one change that there should be a "custom" target.
the standard "kernel_image" target overrides the user's kernel config
with the default debian config.
the debian.rules should include something like:
custom: custom-stamp kernel_image
this would produce a ../kernel_image.<version-arch>.deb package which could
be installed by dpkg in the normal way.
i've had to do this by hand a few times. it would be convenient to just
have a standard "custom" target.
(note: this is from my memory not my notes, so it may not be 100%
accurate...but I had to do something very much like this)