Errors when building a kernel

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sat Aug 22 12:52:10 UTC 2015

On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> also note that an ubuntu kernel package is more than vmlinuz and
> modules ... there are configs and postinst scripts run at install time
> of the deb. given that make-kpkg is a debian tool that nobody in ubuntu
> uses for building kernel packages I wouldn't expect the resulting
> package to apply the right postinst/preinst config at all for example or
> set up /etc/kernel in the same way as an ubuntu built kernel package
> does ... sure, you might be lucky and the setup might be the same.

I've used "make" "make deb-pkg" "make-kpkg ..." on Ubuntu on my laptop
and on production servers without having a problem. Perhaps I was
lucky but I doubt it; and I doubt that make-kpkg is the source of
Ralf's problem(s), although it's theoretically deprecated.

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