Re: [vserver] Re: Ubuntu Binary Kernel Packages moved

From: Christoph Lukas <>
Date: Mon 30 Mar 2009 - 14:33:56 BST
Message-Id: <>

Hi Salva,

> > I have moved the Ubuntu binary kernel packages to the Ubuntu ppa
> > (private package archive) build service.
> >
> > If you are using those images you should probably update your sources
> > list entries.
> >
> > The ppa can be found here:
> >
> >
> > But all necessary information can also be found on the wiki page:
> >
> >
> >
> > I have also prepared binary kernel packages for the upcoming Ubuntu
> > Jaunty.
> I have been trying to create kernel packages for Ubuntu myself for a
> couple of days without success.
> I have been following the instructions available here:

that howto describes building a kernel from vanilla kernel sources.

> The compilation process runs apparently without problems and the kernel
> package is generated, but when it is installed, all the kernel modules
> are pushed into the initrd image and later, that makes the boot fails
> because of its huge size. I have been able to workaround this issue
> setting MODULES=list in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf. But I want
> the generated packages to be as close as the standard ones from Ubuntu
> as possible...

The packages I have built are based on the mainline ubuntu kernel source
from which the -generic, -server and other flavours are generated.

If you run

apt-get source linux-image-2.6.27-11-generic

and download the diff.gz and .dsc files from the ppa a

debdiff linux_2.6.27-11.27.dsc linux-2.6.27-11.27~ppa2.dsc

shows you what I have changed exactly.

> So, I would really apreciate if you could describe the procedure you
> have used or if you just give me some pointers in the right direction

Hope this helps,
Received on Mon Mar 30 14:34:08 2009

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