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Re: ITP: mkcramfs ... but how?

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:36:21PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> I would like to package mkcramfs, a small utility to create a cramfs
> filesystem image from a tree of files. 
> However, the only known source for mkcramfs is linux/scripts/cramfs in a
> 2.4 kernel. This presents difficulties:
> * The 2.4 kernel doesn't even seem to be in debian yet.
> * When it is, it will be as a kernel-source-2.4.x package. Eventually
>   there will be more than one I'm sure, as different releases come out.
>   So we could make the kernel-source-2.4.x package build a mkcramfs
>   package when it is built, but then we would end up with many of them.
>   Doesn't seem it would work well.
> * I could package up a copy of the kernel source tree, but that would
>   be upteen megabytes of source for a program this is just a few K
>   compiled, and less than 1kloc of source.
> * I could rip the cramfs directory out of the kernel source, but then
>   it would not be pristine source.
> I don't know what to do. I just know the debian installer project will
> probably use cramfs and needs this utility to be available in package
> form.

Just pull the sources you need from the kernel tree and create a tarball
of it. More than likely just make it a Debian native package (since
there is no original upstream tarball).


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