[Fedora-packaging] Alternative kernel packages

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Mar 24 22:14:21 UTC 2005

I'm starting to build alternative kernel packages based on the -ck 
patchsets, and am looking for some feedback/suggestions.  My current spec 
changes from the kernel-2.6.spec (besides changing patches and configs) are:

< %define release %(R="$Revision: 1.1177 $"; RR="${R##: }"; echo 
 > %define release %(R="$Revision: 1.1176 $"; RR="${R##: }"; echo 

^ add the version of the ck patch to the release.

< Name: kernel
 > Name: kernel-ck

^ change the name of the package to kernel-ck

The goal here is to be able to completely remove all of the stock fedora 
kernels and only leave kernel-ck (much like I do on smp machines and leave 
only kernel-smp), and have a "desktop" kernel choice.

Any other gotchas?

The pipe dream would be to have a kickstart file tell anaconda to install 
the kernel-ck set.

Orion Poplawski
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