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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 07:03:22PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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.

Because no one's done it?

We can't count on it because the architecture ports become available at
different times; m68k still hasn't caught up IIRC.  It would be nice,

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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