Re: Bug #174216; kernel-package:added-patches change
On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 11:46:16AM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> Hey all,
> Manoj, Matt Zimmerman and I discussed on IRC the possibility of
> changing the default behaviour of kernel-package with regard to the
> 'patch_the_kernel' option. At the moment the default is
> 'patch_the_kernel = no' which means that make-kpkg will never patch
> the kernel, regardless of command-line options and such. The
> default behaviour that makes sense to me, and probably some others, is
> 'patch_the_kernel = auto', which means that the kernel is patched when
> make-kpkg is called with '--added-patches'.
> This post is meant to inform others of the potential change and to
> invite discussion on the change and to discover how others feel about
First of all, just to clarify, setting PATCH_THE_KERNEL to YES or AUTO
in the environment works. So the "and such" part is wrong. This is
quite clear in the man page under --added-patches.
That said, auto sounds like a good default.
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