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Re: XFS Kernel image packaging

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Dominik Kubla wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 01:12:52PM -0600, Russel Ingram wrote:
> > Pardon me if I sound like a newbie here.  I am fairly new to the Debian
> > way, but I am a Linux veteran.  I have noticed that there are patches
> > available in the debian package tree for the XFS filesystem but there are
> > no available kernel-image packages with XFS already built in.  Is there a
> > specific reason for this or is it just because no one has stepped forward
> > to offer such a package?
> There are _no_ kernel images for patched kernels as far as i can tell.
> > If the latter is true I would be willing to be a maintainer for a
> > kernel-*-xfs package set if no one else is working on it.  I haven't been
> > able to find any references specific to making kernel packages in the
> > packaging manual or the policies so I'm also curious about whether or not
> > official debian kernel packages are created with the make-kpkg command or
> > if it has to be done with dpkg-deb tool.  I've used the make-kpkg command
> > to create kernel packages, but they always come out with a custom-1.00
> > label on them and I haven't figured out how to get around that.
> Please wait before rolling out a kernel-*-xfs package. Things are in flux
> right now due to XFS and EXT2FS/EXT3FS moving to a common api for extended
> attributes and access control lists.  Andreas Grünbacher warned on the
> acl-devel list that he will have to break binary compatibility for the EXT2FS
> patches.   This is one of the reasons that the EXT2FS-releated EA/ACL stuff
> has not been made available by me.  The ITP still stands, but i will not
> roll out packages i know will break later on.
Okie dokie.  Does anyone have an answer for me on how to get around the
custom-1.00 tag on my packages?

Russel H. Ingram
Unix Systems Administrator
Institute for Scientific Computation
University of Wyoming/Math Dept.
Phone:  (307)766-6546
E-Mail: ringram@uwyo.edu

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