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Bug#503292: linux-latest-2.6: new dummy images for Samsung S3C-based devices

Package: linux-latest-2.6
Version: 16
Severity: wishlist
User: pkg-fso-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertag: package-creation

Hi there!

This discussion started on the smartphones-kernel mailing list [1],
please keep at least that list cc:ed, TIA.  If you do so, no need to cc:
me, I read the list.

NB, I decided to go with a wishlist bug instead of directly writing to
the d-kernel mailing list because at the end linux-latest-2.6 should be
changed.  Thus, documenting this fact in a bug is IMHO more appropriate.

Basically, the Debian FreeSmartphone.Org Team [2] started to provide a
Linux kernel package for the Openmoko FreeRunner [3]. FYI, a lot of
specific patches haven't submmitted to the vanilla Linux kernel yet,
which means that until that happens the Debian FSO Team must provide is
own Linux kernel package.

However, since I don't want to duplicate the effort, my idea is to build
this Linux kernel package as similar to the normal Debian Linux kernel
packages as possible.  Which means that there should be two "dummy"
packages, linux-image-$OPENMOKO and linux-image-2.6-$OPENMOKO.

For the other kernel flavors these packages are provided by
linux-latest-2.6: I'm not here to ask for these dummy packages right
now.  On the contrary, since I'm going to add them to the
linux-2.6-openmoko source package [4], for $OPENMOKO I'd like to use a
name which *maybe* will be the same linux-latest-2.6 will provide in
future (thus avoiding hardcoded package dependencies).

I thought about the -s3c suffix, because both Openmoko models (GTA01,
Neo 1973 [5] and GTA02, Neo FreeRunner [6]) use a Samsung SoC from the
S3C family (2410 and 2442, respectively).  Would this be a good option
in the long term?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://lists.linuxtogo.org/pipermail/smartphones-kernel/2008-October/000013.html
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianFSO
[3] http://lists.linuxtogo.org/pipermail/smartphones-kernel/2008-October/000007.html
[4] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/linux-2.6-openmoko.git;a=summary
[5] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA01
[6] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA02

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