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Re: kernel-package Help

On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 11:43:10PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 13:03:56 +0900, Horms  <horms@debian.org> said: 
> > This is to get around the problem where these packages are rejected
> > as their version, 2.4.26-6 is less than the version currently in
> > debian provided by kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.27, that is version
> > 2.4.27-X. This will allow 2.4.26-6 to be uploaded.
> 	I guess I haven't been following along too closely.  The idea
>  behind kernel image naming used to be that version 2.4.26 was a
>  different package from version 2.4.27, and thus was independent;
>  uploading 2.4.27 would in no way impact 2.4.26 uploads.  Has this
>  been somehow changed?
> > However, when I try to built packages thus, the build fails with the
> > error.
> > dpkg-gencontrol: error: package kernel-image-2.4-386 not in control
> 	Right. The kernel image name was related to the kernel
>  version, so that each kernel image package would own the
>  corresponding /lib/modules/$version dir. The kernel-image name is
>  really kernel-image-$version$extraversion,  and it owns
>  /lib/modules/$version$extraversion.
> > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve either this error
> > or the upload problem?
> 	Epochs have been created to work around versioning snafus.

Hi Manoj,

thanks for your quick response. However, I don't think that using
an epoch will reslove the problem.

To clarify the problem there are two source packages,
kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.26 and kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.27,
each of which provide a number of binary packages. 
Most of these packages have names of the form
kernel-*-2.4.26-1-* and kernel-*-2.4.27-1-*. This
works just fine. However, there are some packages
of the form kernel-*-2.4-*, for example
kernel-image-2.4-386. These latter packages are provided
by both source packages, hence the problem. 

I think that the best way forward is for kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.26 to
ommit the kernel-*-2.4-* packages and only provide the
kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.26 packages. Leaving kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.27
to provide both the kernel-*-2.4-* and kernel-*-2.4.27-1-* packages.
However I am not clear on how to get kpkg to allow me to do this.

Would a better sulolution be to just force the
kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.26 provided kernel-*-2.4-* packages
into the archive somehow?

If it helps, you can see a list of packages that are provided by
kernel-image-1-i386-2.4.26 at the following URL. The ones
that don't contain 2.4.26-1 in the name are the ones that are also
provided by the corresponding 2.4.27 package and are the cause of




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