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Re: do I really need "make-kpkg clean"?

On Thu, 05 May 2005 22:32:55 +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf
<riteshsarraf@users.sourceforge.net> said:  

> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Wed, 04 May 2005 17:29:08 -0400, H S <greatexcalibur@yahoo.com>
>> said:
>>> Exactly! It is actually quite strange that an obvious option
>>> doesn't exist to prevent *real* cleaning so that make utility is
>>> taken advantage of. make-kpkg has been around for quite a
>>> while. Surely the original author(s) thought about this issue. I
>>> wonder if I am actually missing something here.
>> Why does it have to be a make-kpkg option? It is simple enough to
>> do otherwise. I understand the kitchen sink mentality, but I really
>> do not want to read my email using make-kpkg (one emacs is enough).

> But why do it otherway when the debian way of compiling a kernel is
> to use `make-kpkg` ?   If your otherwise is to manually compile the
> module I want and copy it to the appropriate folder, then I don't

        Umm, that is not my way, no. The idea is to produce a .deb,
 and you use make-kpkg to do so.

> agree. That module won't be part of that particular kernel-image
> package then.

	Quite right. Not the way to go.

> What would I tell my friends/customers then ? Install this package
> and then copy this module to this particular directory ?

	That would be bad, yes.

> Please let us know if there is anyway of achieving it withing
> make-kpkg.

	There is a way of building a .deb a secnond time, if you
 understand Makefiles, without calling make-kpkg clean.  However,
 people who do not understand what they are doing can end up in
 trouble, so for them it is recommended that they use make-kpkg clean,
 just to be safe.

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