Roland McGrath wrote:
I already got it working and posted the spec and Makefile patch here.
Gah, sorry, I saw the patch, but missed that the spec mods were included
in it too.
(I've also got my stuff for building from git branches working
Nobody answered about whether they wanted it committed.
I didn't do it in a way intended to produce different variant rpms called
kernel-vanilla-V-R, if that's what you had in mind.
It is. And I was under the impression that's what Dave was thinking too,
but I'll let him speak for himself.
basically duplicating all the innards of the spec file. I don't think that
should be attempted without a complete cleanup of the spec file to become
More specifically, what I had in mind was to add just one more variant,
so you'd have kernel, kernel-xen, kernel-kdump, kernel-PAE, etc., plus
now a kernel-vanilla, which would be analogous to kernel minus patches
-- i.e., don't bother with kernel-vanilla-xen, kernel-vanilla-kudmp, etc.
Not to say that a spec file sanitization/sane-itization wouldn't be good
to do as well (which I'm also perfectly willing to take on -- a few
steps in this direction were taken earlier today).
What I've done is sufficient for making a vanilla build like this
Cool, I'll read your patch more carefully now. :)