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dphys-kernel-packages Kernel Tools

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Project Basics

This project is aimed at automatically making Debian packages containing custom kernels and external modules for these. All of these in many variants optimised for different processor, SMP and memory size configurations.

This project has produced an dphys-kernel-packages script which generates variant config files and then invokes make-kpkg on each of them for the kernel and for all external modules the user wants. For external modules the user must provide Makefile fragments for including into the generated debian/rules file, for the module specific compilation process. It also generates for each kernel an fitting reboot package that can be used to force dphys-admin to reboot the system after install/upgrade of the kernel.

It has also produced an dphys-kernel-cputype script which detects at install time which generated set of kernel and module packages to install on a given system.

This project was spawned from the dphys3 project, aimed at automating our site setup. dphys3 itsself sets up the base system, then the custom kernels form here are installed by dphys-admin.

Project Status

For the full details of done/doing/todo of the project best read the Logfile. A short excerpt from it is here:

Done are:

Milestone/Release 1 (2006.10.27): Milestone/Release 2 (2007.03.07): Milestone/Release 3 (2008.02.13): Milestone/Release 4 (2008.06.12): Current (= development, = may be broken):

Todo are:

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Current (= development, = may be broken): Milestone/Release 4 (2008.06.12): Milestone/Release 3 (2008.02.13): Milestone/Release 2 (2007.03.07): Milestone/Release 1 (2006.10.27):

Authors

dphys-admin was initially written by Neil Franklin and is currently maintained by Axel Beckert.

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Various links that may be usefull:
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This page is by Neil Franklin, last modification 2006.10.27