Re: 2.6.12 upload
On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 12:39:55PM +0300, Andres Salomon wrote:
> 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.
How are you planing to do that.
I need to do something about the fact that users go and
grab kernel-source-2.4.27 and it doesn't compile with the
default gcc any more. Here are three solutions I have thought.
1. Document this somewhere
2. Change the makefile to default to gcc-3.3
3. Change the makefile to print out a nice error if gcc version >=4.0
In all cases it seems it would be good to recommend gcc-3.3.
> - 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?
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