Alright folks, I think the packaging is ready to be beaten on by people.
So, unless anyone has any concerns/problems/etc, I'm going to assume
everything's a go for uploading 2.6.12.
The current changes and state of the packaging:
- source package is called linux-2.6
- binary image packages have been renamed from kernel-image-* to
linux-image-*. binary header packages have been renamed from
kernel-headers-* to linux-headers-*. kfreebsd/hurd folks, if you have
any comments/concerns/requirements, please be sure to let us know.
- debian/control is generated from debian/templates/control.*.in, and
naming/descriptions should be consistent across the various archs.
- config files are generated from the pieces in debian/arch, with
management of configs made a lot easier via tools in trunk/scripts
(initconfig and split-config). I will probably tweak settings for
the global config a bit more; expect some FTBFS for architectures
until we figure out which options are safe for everyone, and which
options are suitable only for certain archs.
- i'm leaning towards using gcc-3.3, as i'm afraid of gcc-4.0
miscompiling things. however, if any architectures require gcc-4.0,
either let me know, or update svn directly.
- debian/README* and trunks/docs/ has information that kernel team
members will find useful to understand the new packaging.
- there are 3 patches that were in 2.6.11 that have been dropped due to
lack of interest; sparc, alpha, and powerpc folks should determine
their value, at some point.
Hm, anything I'm forgetting?