Re: [PATCH 1/3] kbuild, deb-pkg: Try to determine distribution
From: Sedat Dilek
Date: Wed Feb 27 2013 - 09:09:38 EST
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry I missed this series. Max, can you have a look? I don't know the
> policies for debian package changelogs. The full series is at
> but the remaining two patches are obvious.
[ CC mirabilos and formorer ]
[PATCH 1/3] kbuild, deb-pkg: Try to determine distribution
...was discussed in (hehe, so long ago) April 2012 on #grml IRC (a
Linux live-system based on Debian) with Thorsten Glaser and Alexander
Both cool guys (longterm Debian maintainers and admins) gave me
several good hints to make this a "proper" solution.
Maybe, they won't remember :-).
I switched from Debian/unstable to Ubuntu/precise these days and that
was the reason I wanted the correct $distribution in my generated
Debian kernel packages.
Might be I come back when Debian/wheezy is released... you never know :-).
Or I get an Amiga-3000 with Debian/m68k running... with DirOpus and
I was simply too lazy to place a rock-solid changelog.
- Sedat -
> On 24.4.2012 00:16, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@xxxxxxxxx>
>> scripts/package/builddeb | 15 ++++++++++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> diff --git a/scripts/package/builddeb b/scripts/package/builddeb
>> index eee5f8e..f5b56ac 100644
>> --- a/scripts/package/builddeb
>> +++ b/scripts/package/builddeb
>> @@ -172,9 +172,22 @@ else
>> maintainer="$name <$email>"
>> +# Try to determine distribution
>> +if [ -e $(which lsb_release) ]; then
>> + codename=$(lsb_release --codename --short)
>> + if [ "$codename" != "" ]; then
>> + distribution=$codename
>> + else
>> + distribution="UNRELEASED"
>> + echo "WARNING: The distribution could NOT be determined!"
>> + fi
>> + echo "HINT: Install lsb_release binary, this helps to identify your distribution!"
>> # Generate a simple changelog template
>> cat <<EOF > debian/changelog
>> -linux-upstream ($packageversion) unstable; urgency=low
>> +linux-upstream ($packageversion) $distribution; urgency=low
>> * Custom built Linux kernel.
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