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Re: ITP: dphys-kernel-packages -- Generate many variants of kernel packages and modules

Gürkan Sengün <gurkan@linuks.mine.nu> writes:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : dphys-kernel-packages
>  Version          : 20061026
>  Upstream Authors : Neil Franklin <franklin@phys.ethz.ch>
> * URL             : http://www.phys.ethz.ch/~franklin/Projects/dphys-kernel-packages/
> * License         : Dual License GNU GPL or modified/non-advertising BSD
>  Description     : Generate many variants of kernel packages and modules
>  Generates an range of kernel config files for various processors, SMP and
>  memory size variants, Then compiles for each an kernel and an set of external
>  kernel modules, and packages all of these as .deb packages for easy install
>  .
>  Homepage: http://www.phys.ethz.ch/~franklin/Projects/dphys-kernel-packages/

If you intend to upload the kernel.debs you will get a problem with
the GPL and the security team.

The GPL requires the right source version to be present. A
Build-Depends: linux-tree-2.6 does not do that, not even versioned to
a specific release. So very quickly the sources used to build the deb

And the security team doesn't like, lets call it 2nd level
sources. Fixing a security bug in those kernel debs requires first
fixing the linux source package and upload that and then on a second
pass rebuild your package against the new source.

Before you invest too much time please talk to the debian linux kernel
team and the security team about issues raised by your package.


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