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

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Tue Feb 07 2012 - 21:58:36 EST

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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02:57 < pkgadd> and no support for different compression methods that
gzip for now (Debian is using xz for >= 3.2 kernel packages)
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