Re: Problems packaging a kernel using cdbs
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:03:46 -0400, Luis R Rodriguez
> <email@example.com> said:
>> 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) ]
> | INITRD_CMD
> | 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.
He wants a compiletime ramdisk I think.