Re: Problems packaging a kernel using cdbs
On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:03:46 -0400, Luis R Rodriguez
> My goal is to actually generate a debian package which will have a
> very small x86 kernel and a very very custom initramfs (bundles of
> software) for a PXE boot environment. Kernel-package lets me build a
> debian package out of the kernel source tree, but I want to do
> something a bit different. I just looked into kernel-package's
> support for generating custom initramfs cpio archives but it really
> lacks documentation even on the source.
Since kernel-package does not build initramfs cpio archives,
there is no wonder kernel-package sources do not have information on
this. The man pages have something, though:
,----[ Manual page kernel-pkg.conf(5) ]
| Set this variable to a space separated list of executables that
| create an initial RAM disk. This only has any effect if
| installing a kernel-image that uses an initial RAM disk. The
| commands so pointed must be drop-in compatible with mkinitrd.
| This sets the built in default used by the postinst script at
| installation time, it can be overridden by the administrator at
| any target machine in /etc/kernel-img.conf. If not set, it
| Defaults to a subset of mkinitrd mkinitrd.yaird mkinitramfs ,
| the subset being decided based on the version of the kernel
| being built, so one should refrain from setting this manually --
| unless one knows what one is doing.
I am not sure what else you expected to find.
It looks like blind screaming hedonism won out.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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