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Bug#308639: kernel-build vs. kernel-headers splitted broken, headers unuseable

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 07:09:34PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> Package: kernel-build-2.6.8-powerpc
> Version: 2.6.8-12
> Severity: grave
> Hello,
> I tried to understand your packaging scheme and IMO you do it _wrong_.
> a) kernel-build-KVERS on other architectures is a package with common
>    files. Your packages seem to play the role of kernel-headers-KVERS
>    packges from other architectures (unique files).
> b) even assuming that you confused the meaning of kernel-headers-KVERS
> SIONS=detect make -C Linux-2.6
> KERNEL_SOURCES=/usr/src/kernel-build-2.6.8-powerpc
> KERNEL=linux-2.6.8-powerpc CC=gcc
> make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/modules/shfs/Linux-2.6'
> make -C /usr/src/kernel-build-2.6.8-powerpc
> SUBDIRS=/usr/src/modules/shfs/Linux-2.6 modules
> make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-build-2.6.8-powerpc'
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-build-2.6.8-powerpc'
> make[2]: *** [default] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/shfs/Linux-2.6'
> make[1]: *** [binary-modules] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/shfs'
> make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2
> So your package descriptions lie, it is not a working build system and I
> doubt that that it has ever been for anybody.  I suggest a radical
> rework of the headers/kernel-build part to make it work similar to the
> i386 pendants. Tell me if you need assistance, I just got a PPC box to
> play with it.


A fix is being worked on for this, though I am not sure
if/when it will be able to go into Sarge as the kernels
for that release are frozen.


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