Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge
On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 12:06:21PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> There is also a mechanism to order the order in which
> kernel-patches are applied -- so if, say, a m68k kernel image
> maintainer wanted to create a patch relative to the i386 patches,
> they could depend on that patch, and order the m68k kernel-pacth to
> be applied later in the chain than the i386 patch.
> This dependency-and-ordering mechanism could be extended to
> third party modules.
> People interested in hammering out details of this mechanism,
> and kernel image maintainers, please contact me; perhaps it is time
> to create policy for kernel patches.
dh-kpatches provides a dependency/ordering facility which has worked well
for me in my packages. It also provides
/usr/share/doc/kernel-image-foo/applied-patches documenting the package and
version for each patch that is applied. I think this would be a good
starting point for such a policy, since it is already being applied in