Re: XFS Kernel image packaging
At this time being, there's no official XFS kernel images nor patches in Debian, however there is xfsprogs as far as I know in Woody & Sid. I am willing to work on an XFS kernel floppy boot disk, but it would be pointless cine a kernel image with XFS is bloated by about 300K if I'm not mistaken, at least the ones on some of the machines I put XFS into. There are Reiserfs images avaiable however.
I certainly would like to get a hold of some XFS based install disks if anyone ever has done any with success.
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?
> 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.
> Russel H. Ingram
> Unix Systems Administrator
> Institute for Scientific Computation
> University of Wyoming/Math Dept.
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