The kernel-img.conf man page
The kernel images produced by kernel package all obey the
directives in /etc/kernel-img.conf, for example, to trigger
lilo/grub. Currently, users only get to see the man page if they happen
to have the 'kernel-package' package installed. As Bug#373872 shows,
even official kernel images follow the same convention.
Now, one could create a linux-image-common package to hold this
man page and perhaps other docs and utilities common to all kernel
images, and have the image packages depend on that, which would be
simple to do.
Alternately, we can ship the man page in the package manpages,
since it is effectively useful on any Debian install, but then the
issue comes of updating the man page. With the previous proposal, I can
just update the linux-image-common package version, and make the kernel
image dependency a versioned dependency, and ensure each kernel image
is associated with the correct man page (however, since kernel-img.conf
deals with installation option, it is doubtful how useful the
dependency is, since the package must be installed to learn how to
manage to modify the installation.
I can go either route. Comments?
Neutrinos are into physicists.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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