Re: [PATCH] Fixup deb-pkg target to generate separate firmware deb.

From: Frans Pop
Date: Sat Sep 13 2008 - 12:29:19 EST

On Saturday 13 September 2008, Jonathan McDowell wrote:
> Ta, I've fixed both the indents. I've also changed the firmware package
> to be arch: all.

Although I agree that arch all is technically not incorrect, I wonder if
it is the smart thing to do it here.

The pkg-deb target is probably mostly, or even exclusively - used to build
custom kernels, and people might be crossbuilding kernels with different
configs and thus resulting in different firmware files from the same
source (thus same version) on the same system.
I build amd64, i386 and armel that way on my main desktop system, all with
different configs (tuned mainly to keep the build time down).

Keeping the firmware package arch-specific would ensure that a firmware
package built with the config for one arch does not get overwritten by
one built for another arch with a different config.

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