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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
>   this.

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.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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