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SubjectRe: rpm builder of kernel image
On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 04:15:20PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 03:21:00PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > You might want to take a look at make-krpm [1], currently I only have
> > > support for Caldera and a default target that might work or not work
> > > for others. I accept patches..
> >
> > Or for Linux 2.4.13 or later just type
> >
> > make config
> > make rpm
>
> Yes, that's even older than my tool. But I don't think we want that
> infrastructure inside the kernel.
>
> - there are lots of packaging systems
> - there even are lots of incompatible rpm versions
> - you really want to plug into some vendor-infrastructure, e.g.
> boot loader configuration
> - sooner or later I want to add some system to auto-apply patches
> (similar to what debian does)
- there are other architectures which have rpm based distros. 'make
rpm' is currently x86-only.

This really should be a vendor-provided tool, or at least something
provided outside of the kernel by 3rd parties.

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Tom Rini (TR1265)
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