Re: [PATCH] compat: add compat kernel checker and downloader

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Tue Feb 07 2012 - 21:56:18 EST

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Come to think of it.. we could bastardize Ubuntu's PPA packages for
>> mainline kernels, translate the deb packages into tar files and some
>> sort of grub-update or whatever scrip to run in the end? That still
>> seems like a lot of work.
>> The current option allows us to use either distro kernels or whatever
>> you have installed.. not sure how else to improve this. Didn't we have
>> some sort of distro agnostic package crap? Maybe?
> Or -- Andy -- any chance we can get some of the deb contents unpacked
> into a distro-agostic tarball of some sort that we can use ? I ask
> given that you guys already host the sources and all that.

Just to not waste anyone's time it seems pkgadd from IRC has a
distro-agnostic dpkg -x type of solution in the works, that could use
these same debs.

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