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

Quoting Kumar Appaiah (2018-01-23 01:02:04)
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 04:29:22PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>> 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: 
>> https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Guidelines#Packages
>> You might find other things in that and related wiki pages useful too
>> :-)
> Thanks. I'll keep this in mind. The only point I'd like to emphasize 
> is that we are clear that ours will NOT be a derived distribution; our 
> Debian will have only a few kernel line diffs with the pristine 
> Debian, and no further changes. And, like I have pointed our to Ian, 
> we intend informing the users that this is the case, and provide the 
> changes we have made through the same distribution channel as our 
> modified packages.

Technically _any_ derivation from Debian makes it a derivative, but I 
understand your point and appreciate it quite much!

 - Jonas

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