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Re: make-kpkg configuration

On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 16:11:53 -0500
Todd Pytel <tppytel@covad.net> wrote:

> I've looked through the kernel-img.conf and kernel-pkg.conf manpages,
> but I can't quite get kernel packaging to work the way I'd like it to. 
> All I want is for the kernel image to install to /boot/vmlinuz, moving
> the old image to /boot/vmlinuz.old - no symlinks, no version numbers.
> The man pages suggest that this is possible using link_in_boot and
> no_symlinks, but the best I end up with is the image in
> /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20. I'm also not understanding the interaction between
> kernel-pkg.conf and kernel-img.conf - I would think I want to modify
> kernel-img.conf, but many of the options seem identical. Does one of
> these files override the other? 

My understanding is that kernel-package will not do what you want. Your
kernel will be named "vmlinuz-2.4.20" regardless of what else you do.

Symlinks are provided so that you can still refer to your kernel as


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