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Re: Error making kernel package

On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, juan j casero wrote:

> Hi Folks -
> In my never ending saga with Debian Linux and the custom kernel I finally
> found thanks to help from others on the net dpkg-dev.... and installed it.
> When I tried to make the custom kernel package I get the following error:
> warning, 'debian/tmp-image/DEBIAN/control/' contains user-defined field
> 'Installed-Size'
> dpkg-deb: building package 'kernel-image-2.0.25' in '..'.
> dpkg-deb: ignoring 1 warning about control file(s)
> dpkg-deb: unable to create '..': Is a directory
> make: *** [stamp-image] Error 2
> Some one please explain this to me.  I've done everything as it says in
> the docs and I can't understand why it is so hard to build a kernel in
> Debian Linux.  While the idea of package handling is good I am beginning
> to feel a bit frustrated by all this.  I don't understand why it has to be
> so difficult to build a custom kernel.  Building a kernel is probably one
> of the most important things a person would do with his/her linux box and
> while slackware has received much bad PR recently I can say that building
> a kernel with it is much easier.
> Thanks.....
> Juan
> email: jcaser01@fiu.edu

They're some useful package in Debian Linux that can really ease things. 
To make a custom kernel, I simply run the config script in the
kernel-source package (by typing make xconfig, make menuconfig, or make
config) and then run the ./DEBIAN.rules in the same dir (may be I mistype
the name, my source aren't installed).

To make a custom-kernel-[source or image or headers] package, download
the kernel-package in the misc section. Work pretty well.

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