[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#777084: open-iscsi-udeb: please build the udeb on x32

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Thu Nov 12 00:16:16 UTC 2015

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 02:55:34PM +0100, Christian Seiler wrote:
> I've looked at a build log of the 'linux' package on x32 and saw that
> only some header packages are built there. Does that mean that the
> amd64 kernel packages are used on x32? (Also in d-i?)

d-i is not capable of using a foreign arch kernel.  Multiarch support in d-i
has been promised for many years but is still vaporware, and even if it
comes, it deals with packages for the installed system rather than kernel
for booting d-i itself.  Thus, my version of the x32 port uses native kernel
udebs; using foreign ones would be possible in principle but would 1.
require a large amount of work, and 2. be fragile because of the need to
force a kernel cmdline string at all times.

Such a set of udebs exists on http://debian-x32.org; the patches are still
rotting in the BTS.  I guess I should re-check then and ping; I admit I
haven't looked at new d-i development in several months though.

> If that really is the case, since amd64 builds the linux-modules udeb, I'd
> be perfectly happy to merge support there and fix this bug.

Are you moving iscsi support there?  Or is it going to be kept built by
src:open-iscsi like currently?  If the latter, building the udeb on x32
can't hurt release architectures...

(https://github.com/kilobyte/braillefont for this hack)

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