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Bug#311941: kernel-patch-debian-2.6.11: Package description says "patch does not apply to pristine sources", which doesn't seem to be the case

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 09:19:58PM +0200, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 04.06.2005, 11:14 -0600 schrieb dann frazier:
> [...]
> > They contain the differences between the
> > kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz and Debian's kernel sources. The
> > important point here is that kernel-source-2.6.11_2.6.11.orig.tar.gz is
> > not the same as linux-2.6.11.tar.gz.  The differences are primarily due
> > to the removal of non-redistributable files.  These patches may apply
> > cleanly to a vanilla linux tarball, but this is purely coincidental and
> > not guaranteed.
> Thanks for your clarification! 
> This means that at the moment there is no way to obtain a debian kernel
> source tree short of downloading the kernel-source-2.*.orig.tar.gz. 
> For bandwidth impaired people like me this is quite unfortunate. When I
> already have a linux-*.tar.bz2 on a CD from a computer magazine, I'm
> happy about not having to download an additional 40 megs (takes about
> two hours here!), especially when 40 K of diffs would also do the job.

Well, the kernel-source-2.*.orig.tar.gz is obtained from the linux-*.tar.bz2
by runing the prune-non-free script on it, so you could do the exact same
thing we debian/kernel developers do, and run that script on the pristine
upstream sources.

> So could the kernel team consider providing such diffs? (Doesn't have to
> be as a .deb)

No, since providing such a .diff result in distributing the undistributable
firmware. Juste use the prune script,


Sven Luther

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