Re: [PATCH] Update to the make rpm system kernel 2.4.17 and 2.5.1

Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 13:07:10 EST

On 5 Jan, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 15:05:37 -0500 (EST),
> wrote:
>>I needed to be able to build a bit more complex set of rpm files than
>>the make rpm function allowed. Attached is a patch that will replace
> In kernel build 2.5 the make rpm target does not exist. kbuild 2.5
> builds the kernel and modules, installs the kernel, modules,
> and .config, that is _all_ it does. Extra tasks like updating
> bootloader files or building a package using the packaging method of
> the month are _not_ part of kbuild 2.5. Every user wants to do
> something different with bootloaders and packaging, there is no "one
> size fits all" script.

The reason for the improved rpm build process is not per say for distrubutation
builders; it is for users who have a number of systems to manage and don't want
to have non package things floating around.

That said it looks like the best thing for me to do might be to move the "make rpm"
function out of the Makefile and into a seperate script when kbuild 2.5 is
made live in the main line. The rpm build does not use the make system to
build first phase and after that is under the control of RPM itself.
I assume that the xconfig, oldconfig, config and mconfig are present in
kbuild 2.5?

What is the correct method to tell if 2.5 is live?

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