Common kernel package technology preview :-)
The common kernel package now seems mature enough to be exposed to the
public. It may be checked out from svn:
Hopefully, we'll find a more suitable location for it in the near future.
To try it out follow those steps:
* Patch the kernel-package :-). It turned out that the kernel-package
which is currently in sid implements a version check incompatible
with the way the official kernels are built. I've brought it to
the maintainer attention and he agreed to fix it. For now you need
to comment out the line 1172 in /usr/share/kernel-package/rules
(assuming version 8.135 here):
--- a/kernel/rules 2005-05-07 03:40:22.000000000 -0400
+++ b/kernel/rules 2005-06-02 00:38:06.000000000 -0400
@@ -1169,7 +1169,7 @@
ifneq ($(strip $(saved_version)),)
ifneq ($(strip $(saved_version)),$(strip $(version)))
I'll submit a proper patch to BTS and will track this issue.
* Checkout the files from svn.
* Unpack the kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz into the top level.
* Symlink checked out directory
to debian/patches-debian in the common package tree.
* It is now ready to use. debian/rules supports the following
source, tree, doc, patch - to build separate components
binary-indep - to build all of the above
unpack, build, install - to unpack/build/install the kernel images
binary-arch - runs the three above targets
binary - builds everything
* Read the debian/README file and populate your architecture subdirectory
in debian/arch/$(arch) according to the instructions.
* If you notice any bugs, feel free to correct them :-).
As discussed recently on the list, all packages are now build with linux-
prefix, instead of kernel-. As a result, to install them correctly, they
require proper Conflicts/Replaces fields which are not in place yet, so it
is probable that you will get file conflicts. If you know the right
combination of those, feel free to add them.
Another thing: the multi-arch linux-headers package is not there yet. The
headers packages are built as before, per architecture, however the
scripts directory is now included in them.
Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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