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Date:   Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:59:28 +0000
From:   Ben Hutchings <>
To:     Masahiro Yamada <>,
Cc:     Liz Zhang <>, Lili Deng <>,
        Riku Voipio <>,
        Michal Marek <>,,
        Manoj Srivastava <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kbuild: add workaround for Debian make-kpkg

kernel-package is maintained by Manoj Srivastava (cc'd), not by the
Debian kernel team.

On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 01:00 +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> Since commit 3812b8c5c5d5 ("kbuild: make -r/-R effective in top
> Makefile for old Make versions"), make-kpkg is not working.
> make-kpkg directly includes the top Makefile of Linux kernel, and
> appends some debian_* targets.
>   /usr/share/kernel-package/ruleset/
>     # Include the kernel makefile
>     override dot-config := 1
>     include Makefile
>     dot-config := 1
> I did not know the kernel Makefile was used in that way, and it is
> hard to guarantee the behavior when the kernel Makefile is included
> by another Makefile from a different project.
> Looks like Debian Stretch stopped providing make-kpkg (except PowerPC).

kernel-package is not included in stretch at all.  I'm not sure where
you're seeing it as being present on powerpc - that architecture wasn't
included in the stretch release.

> Maybe it is obsolete and being replaced with 'make deb-pkg' etc.
> but still widely used.

kernel-package is currently planned to be included in the next release,
though I'm not sure whether it should be.

There is another bug report about kernel-package with current kernel
versions <> but I don't know whether it
has been worked around already.


Ben Hutchings
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