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Re: Mini-Howto: Build linux-kbuild-3.5

On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 14:22 +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
> Thanks for the patch (see [1]).
> Is the misbehaviour with "/usr/include/perf.h" provided by
> firebird-dev package gone with that patch?

Yes.  (I actually just put a #error directive in that file.)

> Should firebird-dev rename its "perf.h" to something like
> "firebird_perf.h" to avoid such a misbehaviour?

No, not at all.  (But it shouldn't be installed if it's not usable,
which it doesn't seem to be.  Reported as bug #685391.)

> [3] Repacking Linux vanilla source now obsolete
> Thanks, this was really appreciated (see [2])!
> [ debian/bin/genorig.py (r19335) ]
> [CODE]
> Line #105: match =
> re.match(r'(^|.*/)(?P<dir>linux-\d+\.\d+(\.\d+)?(-\S+)?)\.tar(\.(?P<extension>(bz2|gz)))?$',
> input_tar)
> [CODE]
> It is possible to get xz-tarball support (currently bzip2 or gzip)?

This hasn't been a priority for me since I generate the orig tarball
from git (and I think other maintainers do the same now).  Patches
welcome, though.  You can cover all compression methods with the '-a'
option to tar, by the way.

> Or to go a step further, what about an xz-compressed linux-tools orig-tarball?
> Here from my generated tarball (sizes in KiB):
> $ tar -xf linux-tools_3.5.orig.tar.gz
> $ tar -c --xz -f linux-tools_3.5.orig.tar.xz linux-tools-3.5/
> $ du -k *.orig*
> 9280    linux-tools_3.5.orig.tar.gz
> 6316    linux-tools_3.5.orig.tar.xz
> Approx. 3MiB should be a good reason :-)?
> Note: The default compression-level of xz is "-6" and "-9" is maximum
> (see man xz).

Again, patches welcome.

> [4] Debian-Kernel Wiki
> There is a different handling of linux-2.6/linux-kbuild-2.6 VS.
> linux/linux-tools.

No-one should ever need to build linux-kbuild-2.6 again, so feel free to
delete anything that doesn't apply to linux-tools.


Ben Hutchings
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. - Anne Morrow Lindberg

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