Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge
Ola Lundqvist <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Kernel module policy:
> * Kernel modules must be provided as a "binary source" package.
> * Module source packages should provide a debian/rules file.
> * The debian/rules file must compile the module if KSRC=kernelsourcedir
> and KVERS=versionname is priovided.
I'd be slightly happier if the targets kernel-package used were
supported here, 'debian/rules kdist-image' and such. (This is to
accomodate "binary source" packages that have a single debian/rules
file that's copied verbatim from the source package to the binary
package; both lm-sensors and i2c work this way, don't know about other
> * The debian/rules file may fail if an unsupported version of the kernel is
> provided by the environment.
> * The debian/rules file may fail if no kernel-headers is in that location.
> * The debian/rules file should handke KMAINT and KEMAIL env variables.
...in fact, this looks a lot like what kernel-package currently
documents. Is a separate policy from the kernel-package documentation
(FWIW, i2c and lm-sensors both successfully build against only the
kernel headers, via the kernel-build-* packages.)
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