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Re: Problems packaging a kernel using cdbs

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:03:46 -0400, Luis R Rodriguez
> <mcgrof@gmail.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) ]
> |    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.
>         manoj

He wants a compiletime ramdisk I think.


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