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Bug#599208: release-notes: drop kernel-package info?

On Tue, Oct 05 2010, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 06:29:57PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
>>Package: release-notes
>>Severity: minor
>>Tags: squeeze
>>The "kernel-metapackage" section of the release notes includes this
>>For the more adventurous there is an easy way to compile your own custom kernel
>>on &debian;.  Install the <systemitem
>>role="package">kernel-package</systemitem> tool and read the documentation in
>> AFAIK kernel-package is mostly deprecated these days in favour of
>> the upstream 'make deb-pkg' target.  Maybe this should be dropped or
>> updated?
>>(cc:ed to debian-kernel)
> Perhaps it makes sense to also cc the maintainer of said package (the
> kernel team do not maintain nor use kernel-package for some time,
> which is *not* the same as the package being deprecated IMO).

        Indeed. Since the team of developers in question has never been
 involved in the dewvelopment of kernel-package, why do they get a say
 indeciding that the package is deprecated?

        I, and a lot of other people, di stilluse kernel-package every
 day, and the upstream make-deb route does not allow one to make
 kernel-headers, for instance, nor does it allow one to override or
 replace parts of the  build system or otherwise influence the packages

        The stripped down build in deb package creator is by far not a
 drop in replacement of kernel package.

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