Re: custom kernel configuration
>>"bill" == <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
bill> I think that there are several issues here but wonder if I see
bill> the right ones. Is isn't one of the problems with not using make
bill> kpkg that you may accidently "upgrade" a kernel using dselect?
Yes, but if you can build and install your own kernels, and
juggle them as needed, you can solve that problem quite easily ;-)
bill> I don't know (yet) how the preinst scripts handle kernel
bill> dependencies but if they use the files in var then dependencies
bill> might be a problem under some conditions, yes?
Yes, but few thigs depend on a kernel-image package, and the
kernel-image package depends on fewer still. There are a few special
packages (pcmcia is one that springs to mind) that do require you
register your kernel image package with dpkg, and amke-kpkg handles
that for you.
bill> How about the includes for gcc? Is there a potential for
bill> problems trying to upgrade them if you upgraded a kernel
Umm, I don't think so. I don't think the raw kernl
installation process ever mucked with /usr.include.
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