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    SubjectRe: Kernel 2.6.18-rc7 Debian
    Very nice, special thanks for super-help :) Ill test it as soon as possible!

    So long

    Jan

    Marco Roeland wrote:
    > On Thursday September 14th 2006 at 12:11 Jan Dinger wrote:
    >
    >
    >> [mostly Debian specific]
    >>
    >
    >
    >> Ill compiling my own kernel. i?ve downloaded the archive and unpacked
    >> the archive.
    >>
    >> ...
    >>
    >> #make menuconfug
    >> success
    >>
    >
    > In general please do not compile the kernel (or anything else) as root,
    > but under a normal user account. If you, or some scripts, make a mistake
    > it will be rather costly! Strictly speaking it is not an error, and will
    > work, but it is a rather dangerous practice.
    >
    > Under Debian you normally run the "make-kpkg" script with the help of
    > the "fakeroot" package:
    >
    > $ fakeroot make-kpkg ...
    >
    > Only the final install of the generated .deb package needs you to become
    > root or use "sudo".
    >
    >
    >> Next i will create my debian-package and will include the new patch.
    >>
    >> # make-kpkg kernel_image --revision=jan-1.0 --append_to_version jan-1.0
    >> --added-patches=patch-2.6.18-rc7
    >>
    >
    > Specifying a revision can indeed be very handy. Do note however that the
    > revision here has to have a dot (.) but normally absolutely _not_ a dash
    > (-) in it as you unfortunately did. This will most often lead to problems!
    >
    > No need for the "--added-patches=" here. You seem to have downloaded
    > linux-2.6.18-rc7.tar.gz which is a complete version by itself, no need
    > for additional patches here. If you regularly want or have to try
    > different kernel versions please check http://www.kernelnewbies.org/FAQ
    > on information on how to use patches, or try "git", http://git.or.cz .
    > There are Debian packages for git in 'etch' and for 'sarge' on
    > http://backports.org.
    >
    >
    >> The Error: debian/ruleset/misc/patches.mk:104: *** Could not find patch
    >> for patch-2.6.18-rc7. Stop.
    >>
    >
    > Ok, it could not find the patches. That's because of the superfluous
    > "--added-patches" in this case.
    >
    >
    >> My patch is under /usr/src/kernel-patches/patch-2.6.18-rc7.
    >>
    >> If i run the process without --added-patches, then i become this error:
    >>
    >> ====== making target configure-indep [new prereqs:
    >> stamp-configure-indep]======
    >> ====== making target stamp-configure [new prereqs: configure-arch
    >> configure-indep]======
    >> Problems ecountered with the version number jan-1.0.
    >> The upstream version jan does not contain a digit
    >>
    >
    > This is because of the dash (-) in the version number.
    >
    >
    >> Please re-read the README file and try again.
    >> exit 2
    >> make: *** [sanity_check] Error 2
    >>
    >
    > After any error and indeed after succesfully making your .deb package,
    > please use the 'clean' target before trying again or building a new
    > package as the README and the man page for make-kpkg could have told
    > you! ;-)
    >
    > $ fakeroot make-kpkg clean
    >
    >
    >> Ich habe read the README and man pages again, but i cannt locate my
    >> mistake.
    >>
    >
    > So please try, optionally as user 'jan' or something and first using
    > chown -R jan:jan /usr/src/linux. There is also no need to have this
    > under /usr/src. You can also have the kernel source files somewhere
    > under your home directory.
    >
    > $ fakeroot make-kpkg clean
    > $ make oldconfig
    > $ fakeroot make-kpkg --revision jan.1 kernel_image
    >
    > and it will probably just work.
    >

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