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From: John Mylchreest <johnm@g.o>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:44:45 +0100
On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 11:37:15PM -0500, Kumba <kumba@g.o> wrote:
> Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
> fwiw, I've got mips-sources modified to follow the upstream kernel.org 
> notation of 2.6.x.y (even though our primary upstream, linux-mips.org, 
> doesn't utilize this notation at all).
> 
> There's logic in the ebuild that can switch between using -rc, point 
> releases (the .y ones) and standard versions, and it modifies the logic to 
> fetch the appropriate patch(es) from upstream to save on what we need to 
> upload to the gentoo mirrors.
> 
> Been following this since ~2.6.12, and we haven't had any issues with the 
> versioning in portage or reported from users.  mips-headers even uses it 
> now.

On that note, whats the chances of getting mips-sources/headers to use
kernel-2? ALl the logic exists already in there anyways (has done for
ages) and it would reduce that 500 odd line ebuild down to ~50 :)

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[ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
-- Daniel Drake
Re: [ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
-- John Mylchreest
Re: [ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
-- Daniel Drake
Re: [ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
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Re: [ANNOUNCE] genpatches-2.6.16-2 release
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