[aur-general] Linux packaging
Javier Domingo Cansino
javierdo1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 19:41:43 UTC 2015
Hi, I have advanced with the packaging, but I am now facing a new challenge.
I have seen that linux PKGBUILD is really long, and not precisely simple.
And thinking about a simpler solution, I have thought about make
deb-pkg/rpm-pkg and dumping the contents to $pkgbuild.
For the moment, I am doing a really simple deploy, but I would love to
have a lighter/cleaner way to install the kernel part. I am open to new
For the moment, the whole package (xz) weights 175MB...
 simple kernel install:
On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 8:23 PM Javier Domingo Cansino <javierdo1 at gmail.com>
> I don't like adding such a dependency, but you indirectly guided me to the
> solution. The packages.git repo has a branch for each package where only
> that package's history is kept. That's all I needed to know, thank you very
> I will now create a script to extract the commit I need,
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 07:25:51PM +0100, Javier Domingo Cansino wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I am looking to package rtai, which was already packaged some years
>> ago. I
>> > want to make it easily updatable, and I have a problem.
>> > RTAI is a kernel patch and some other stuff.
>> > I am now trying to obtain the linux config for an specific arch
>> > I was trying to extract it from packages.git, but it's a monstrous repo
>> > and not a good way to obtain the needed object without downloading it
>> > .
>> > The svn version is also quite
>> > hacky
>> > , but more affordable, I would svn log, search for the most close
>> > bump commit and extract that config file (along with the patch).
>> > Is there any recommended method to build a linux kernel of X version
>> > without having to package the config files?
>> > Or maybe a git tree that is smaller and reasonable to clone.
>> You can use asp to do a piecemeal checkout. 'asp checkout linux' will
>> give you a tidy git repo with full history of the package.
>>  https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/asp-git/
> Javier Domingo Cansino
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