Re: Scary idea for a package
On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 01:05:12PM -0700, James Morrison wrote:
> First, I'm curious if this idea is sane, then I'm curious if it would
> be useful, and after that, I'll be curious if it is possible.
> How about a gnumach2-custom package, that depends on
> build-essentials, mig, and oskit and uses debconf to store its
> configuration options. I guess the priority would be High on the
> list of check boxes, so everyone who installs this package gets the
> proper questions. So, the postinst script would run configure, make
> kernel-[drivers], gzip -9c kernel > /boot/gnumach-custom.gz, and then
> be done.
The saner way of doing this would be a make-kpkg equivalent (see
kernel-package). Making a set of installation scripts on high would be
bad for a number of reasons, mostly concerning unattended installations.