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Re: ITP: kernel-patch-2.4.10-pppoa -- kernel patch for PPP over ATM

On Thu, 18 Oct 2001 17:07, Ard van Breemen wrote:
> This is not the work of make-kpkg, but the work of the apply script.
> The debhelper dh_installkpatches for instance will try to use the
> correct patch.
> <snip>
> > I believe that placing the kernel version in the package name is
> > superfluos and only causes extra work for ftp-masters, package
> > maintainers and the users.
> No doubt about that.
> But it only goes so far :(...
> Consider kernel-patch-adaptec.
> I could easily get *all* the patches for *all* kernels from Gibson's site.
> That would make the patch as big as the latest kernel. No problem for me,
> I am behind a 2MBit connection.
> (It seems to break on 2.4.12 :( )

My latest idea is kernel-patch-2.4-whatever to support the necessary 2.4.x 
kernels for which there are functional patches available.  Then I can produce 
a kernel-patch-2.2-whatever package (if patches are available and necessary) 
and a kernel-patch-2.5-whatever package when the next series of kernels comes 

This keeps the package size managable without having 100 packages, avoids 
confusion regarding which package to install, and avoids having new packages 
created all the time (a PITA for archive maintainers).

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