different ways to compile a new kernel under ubuntu?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jun 17 08:19:02 UTC 2010

  following up on a few posts i made once upon a time, i once
documented how to build a new kernel on ubuntu the hard way --
manually running update-initramfs and update-grub and so on.

  someone quickly pointed out that there's a better way described


which creates an installable package, which is clearly a more
convenient way to do it.

  but i just noticed that the current git checkout of the kernel
source tree does in fact support:

  $ make deb-pkg

which would seem to be the most convenient form of all.  i'm just
looking into the makefiles and scripts that implement that target and,
at first glance, it seems like it's equivalent to the packaging

  can anyone verify that?



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