[PATCH 1/1] UBUNTU: linux-tools -- pull out the perf binary into a binary package V2

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Mar 16 17:26:00 UTC 2010

On 03/15/2010 01:02 PM, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> [Updated patch, same contents better ordering in 2-*.mk which vastly improves
> the reviewability.]
> We are getting complex dependancies on the linux-image package as a result
> of including the perf binary in the package.  This ties us to the versions
> of binutils and libc on the build release, which limits the installability
> of that kernel on older releases.  This is a problem for testing.
> Move the binary over to a release and architecture specific binary package
> linux-tools-VERSION-ABI.  Rename the current linux-tools package over to
> linux-tools-common and depend the binary packages on it.  We will also
> need to add a new linux-tools meta package to the linux-meta package.
> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft<apw at canonical.com>
> ---

Perhaps you could update the description of linux-tools-common to note 
that the package contains the architecture independent part of 
linux-tools. Similarly for linux-tools, i.e., arch dependent.

Acked-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at canonical.com>

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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