Re: New version of kernel-package to create image packages using debconf
> > it would be convenient if 'vmlinux' is included
> > somewhere like /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux
> > (which seems to be the case with RedHat).
> in a separate linux-image-dbg package?
> $ du -h vmlinux arch/i386/boot/bzImage
> 19M vmlinux
> 884K arch/i386/boot/bzImage
I've looked at it; on my system it doesn't
make much difference.
$ ls -lh vmlinux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.8M 2005-11-08 17:37 /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dancer dancer 7.4M 2005-11-08 17:32 vmlinux
and since it's mostly debug data,
when it's compressed, it's not much different from vmlinuz:
$ ls -lh vmlinux.gz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dancer dancer 2.1M 2005-11-10 22:34 vmlinux.gz
My impression is that it won't impact deb package size
too much (only double :P ) even if it were included in normal