Re: 2.6.12 upload
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005, Bastian Blank wrote:
On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 12:39:55PM +0300, Andres Salomon wrote:
Hm, anything I'm forgetting?
- The scripts dir in the linux-headers package must match the flavour.
The problem here is that some architectures (s390, powerpc and mips) are
using two different ELF formats, depending on the options in kernel config
file. So, building different flavours for s390, for example, will produce
two different (incompatible) sets of executables in scripts/ subdir. As we
are currently including scripts/ directory only in the arch-common headers
package, that will be broken on the architectures. A simple solution:
include scripts/ subdirectory into the flavour-specific headers package.
Probably, it makes sense to do it only for architectures which actually
need that. I'll check what I can cook up.
- The descriptions are wrong for non-i386.
I am not too happy with how the decscription stuff turned out. I think
that the boilerplate descriptions should be generated only if the custom
descriptions are not provided, and there should be a Makefile.inc variable
controlling it. I suggest that support for custom descriptions be
- Dependencies with arch spec for one-arch packages.
Right, the control file is full of the packages with control fields like
Depends: initrd-tools (>= 0.1.78), coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0),
module-init-tools (>= 0.9.13), e2fsprogs (>= 1.35-7) [amd64], palo [hppa],
The non-powerpc dependencies will probably not break anything, but
introduce a lot of additional clutter. I understand that it's easier that
way, but having only relevant dependencies listed would be cleaner. And,
to improve readability, it would be nice to have all the control file
generation logic moved to a separate script, which may be called from the
the rules file.
- linux-headers-.*-all is no dummy package.
As Bastian pointed out, currently this package does not build. I can
implement it and adjust the description.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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