Including Kernel to CD(was: Good Idea for CRUX.)
Clemens Koller wrote, in part:
But all this is still a question about CRUX philosophy.
IMO CRUX isn't KISS - compiling a kernel for your hardware just isn't KISS
even for the advanced user. I still make some mistakes to suit a
kernel to my hardware if I have to do a config from scratch - even after
thousands of code lines during my kernel driver development work in the
Or: maybe it's a wise decision to _not_ provide a kernel binary to keep
all the non-professional users away from penetrating the CRUX user base,
and forum with birdbrained questions (What is Kernel Panic?) and stupid
(Reinstall... or take some other distro).
I would vote against including a kernel binary. Crux is intended for
those who would, sooner or later, encounter a requirement for rebuilding
the kernel for some reason. Thus, the installation-time kernel build is
a reasonable first occurrence.
I came across Crux from a set of requirements *before* I could qualify
as an "advanced user". The current Crux philosophy just worked fine for
easing the learning curve for customized kernel/packages installation:
not too steep, but not too many pitfalls hidden in automated scripts.
Still, going through the learning has been, and will certainly be at
occasions, a painful experience, but I don't see how the Crux
maintainers can really make a difference.
What I hope is that maintainers have a light workload in the medium and
long term so that Crux remains *available* in its current form (i.e. no
project collapse after trying to achieve unrealistic goals).
Thanks, and best regards ...
- Thierry Moreau
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