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Re: Maintaining a custom out-of-tree patched Debian kernel for specific hardware

Hi Kumar,

Quoting Kumar Appaiah (2018-01-22 15:08:41)
> I am part of a team working on getting Debian on low cost laptops (see 
> http://www.rdp.in for details) so that they can be sold with Debian 
> preinstalled.

Looks quite interesting! Thanks for packaging raising questions here.

> 1. The laptop will ship with stretch preinstalled, but with a custom 
> kernel built using the linux-source-x.xx.xx package with a custom 
> version number, such as linux-image-4.14.13-iitb-amd64.
> 2. The installation will contain a package called 
> linux-image-iitb-amd64 that conflicts with linux-image-amd64, and this 
> package will depend on the latest patched kernel built in the previous 
> step.

Specifically regarding repackaging and versioning of derived packages, I 
recommend that you follow the guidelines for Derivatives: 

You might find other things in that and related wiki pages useful too 

 - Jonas

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