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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 11:37:09AM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> Guido, you're not going about it the right way.  It's a three-way
> merge.  You take a kernel.org tree, diff it against the architecture
> tree that you're interested in, and then wiggle it into applying to the
> kernel source package that comes with Debian.  It's not all that hard,
> and there's a number of tools to help you (dirdiff, for instance; but
> all I ever use is diff, patch, a text editor, and CVS/BK).

Why can't Debian have just one tree for multiple architectures like
SuSE and RedHat (sometimes) do.  Okay suse supports 'only' i386,
x86_64,ppc,ppc64,s390,s390x,ia64 but their kernel also has patches
for sparc,sparc64,mips and m68k although I can't guarantee that these
really work in the relased tree (but last time I visted their office
people were playing with those ports in their spare time).

Sure, it's more work but I think it's worth it.

And imagine how many people would scream if debian had $BIGNUM
XFree86 or glibc packages..

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