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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:32:02PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 03:00:26PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Have you perhaps noticed that the kernels from every architecture build
> > from different source packages?  Why don't you spend a little time
> > working out why this is so, what the issues are with trying to do it
> > from one package, and why we don't do that already?
> I haven't noticed, so thanks for pointing this out. The fix is trivial, btw.

If you think that, then you don't understand why they are all built

They all require different patches.

They all require different kernel versions, in general.

They all require different binaries to be shipped and different tools
to be used to build them.

And suggesting autobuilding kernels for an architecture other than the
one the maintainer tests them on seems like an extremely bad idea.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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