Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel
> It's not "cosmetic". The point is it has a completely different
> packaging style and philosophy. I want to package the Linux kernel in
> the same way the rest of Debian is packaged, that's all.
Until now you have failed to provide a reason for that, other than
Please _define_ your target user base, and do make an effort to be more
verbose than just "new linux user" becuase that's becoming a mythical
hydra. GNOME's ill-defined "newbie" can't be your "newbie". Your
newbie is downloading patches for the _kernel_, _reconfiguring_ it and
_compiling_ it. If your newbie is able to do that, he can just go read
kernel-package's documentation, too, so your target userbase has to be
special in a way that I just haven't seen.
> If you have more ideas that improve my packages in that field
> _without_ breaking its current packaging style and philosophy (which
> is the whole point), they're welcome as I said.
_That_ is the point of your packaging: you don't like the current
packaging for whatever reason and want a different one. I hope you
don't mind Mesa's packaging, because I'd be rather pissed if suddenly
someone comes with the great idea of creating mesa-cdbs just for the
sake of it. If someone wants to work on such a thing I won't stop
them. If they send patches I'll look at them. But it will take a good
deal of talking to convince me that that _per se_ is better.
> As I said a thousand times, if an architecture is unsupportable, not
> supporting it is an option.
So, your package _can't_ be the default kernel package, because that
needs to be supported on all architectures the installer supports.
Which makes me wonder again: what is your target userbase?