Questions about LTS backports to Hardy
cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 24 18:42:40 BST 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:34:48AM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> I'm working on backporting recent kernels to LTS releases such as Hardy.
> I'm wondering if I should create a new Hardy meta package, e.g.,
> linux-meta-2.6.28_2.6.28* ? The package that users would be instructed
> to install would then be of the form:
> which would obviously pull in the dependent kernel packages.
I think that makes sense, yes. You might want to be a bit careful about
the couple of binary packages that are -2.6.28 rather than
-2.6.28-ABI-FLAVOUR, but that are built by the main kernel source
package - IIRC linux-doc-2.6.28 and linux-source-2.6.28 fall into this
category. Just leaving those out of linux-meta-2.6.28 would be good
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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