reassign 370651 kernel-package
# Manoj, feel free to add a wontfix tag, but this *is* a bug in kernel-package
# tag 370651 wontfix
maximilian attems <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > if using the linux-headers and linux-support infrastructure
>> > please holler on debian-kernel.
>> Why should I? I was using kernel-package, and its maintainer reassigned
>> the bug to kernel-headers. If you think this package or its successors
>> are not responsible for the fact that kernel-package documentation and
>> kernel-headers behavior do not match, please reassign the bug to the
>> package you think is responsible, instead of closing it.
> reality check on.
> if "nobody" would be able to build external modules,
> we would have the bts full of strange reports.
> as a matter of fact it is possible.
As a matter of fact, I was following what I understood from the
documentation of kernel-package - so obviously the documentation is
either wrong, or it is hard to understand it with the kind of background
that I have. And I do think that documentation for Debian's (Linux)
kernel infrastructure should be written in a way that allows not only an
experienced developer, but at least an experienced user to compile
> the easy way to do it is module-assisstant. i already told that a year
> ago and no i'm not keen keeping useless bugs open.
If that's the best advice we can get, kernel-package's documentation
should mention that it should only be used by experience people - it
should do that at the places where one finds it, in particular in the
description of the modules_image target in the make-kpkg manpage.
>> > irc this is even a dup.
>> In which case you should have merged it, not closed.
> i might come back even grumpier next time when i'll hit the dup
> no real please use module-assisant and be happy.
> kernel-package is even no longer a supported way to build linux-2.6
Ah, that's interesting. I don't see any documentation on this in
kernel-package in sid, nor a bug report requesting to add it. I do see
that kernel-package has quite a lot of rather old bugs (both in terms of
submission, and of last modified), but that doesn't mean one shouldn't
use the package...
Manoj, don't you think you should indicate in your package if
development of Debian kernels and kernel-package has so much diverged
that it gets hard for you to keep them working together (it seems you
don't get support on this from the kernel-package maintainers...)
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