I'm in a position where I need to rebuild a Linux kernel for a number of distributions and architectures. Currently the distributions are:
- Debian Etch
- Ubuntu Dapper
- Ubuntu Edgy
- Ubuntu Feisty
- Ubuntu Gutsy
(For each distribution I need a collection of packages for both i386 and amd64.)
I've written a couple of scripts to automate the process - first of all running "make menuconfig" within a debootstrap-derived chroot of each arch & distribution pair. Then later using those stored .config files to actually produce the packages via make-kpkg.
This process, as you could imagine, takes several hours to complete. Then there's the testing ...
I'm sure there must be other people with this kind of need but I was suprised to see nothing in my search attempts.
ObRandom: I'm tempted to switch from song-lyrics to film names as post titles. Undecided as yet. I guess it doesn't really matter, just gives me a small amount of amusement. Even now.