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(http://bit.ly/lnxregrep416 ) with this id:

Linux-Regression-ID: lr#2fd778

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Thx for your help. Ciao, Thorsten

On 12.02.2018 20:01, Sander Eikelenboom wrote:
> L.S.,
> 
> The Debian kernel-package tool make-kpkg for easy building of upstream 
> kernels on Debian fails with linux 4.16-rc1.
> 
> The tool (perl script) while invoked with:
>     make-kpkg --initrd --append_to_version -20180212 kernel_image
> 
> On a git tree with a .config from the previous kernel release, so new KConfig 
> questions have to be asked on new or changed options.
> 
> The script stalls indefinitely while it seems to be excuting:
>     exec make kpkg_version=13.018+nmu1 -f 
> /usr/share/kernel-package/ruleset/minimal.mk debian 
> APPEND_TO_VERSION=-t440s-20180212  INITRD=YES
> 
> After using ctrl-c to break out it, i get:
>    ^CFailed to create a ./debian directory: No such file or directory at 
> /usr/bin/make-kpkg line 970.
>  
> 
> Bisection turned up as culprit:
>     commit d2a04648a5dbc3d1d043b35257364f0197d4d868
>     kconfig: remove check_stdin()
>     
>     Except silentoldconfig, valid_stdin is 1, so check_stdin() is no-op.
>     
>     oldconfig and silentoldconfig work almost in the same way except that
>     the latter generates additional files under include/.  Both ask users
>     for input for new symbols.
>     
>     I do not know why only silentoldconfig requires stdio be tty.
>     
>       $ rm -f .config; touch .config
>       $ yes "" | make oldconfig > stdout
>       $ rm -f .config; touch .config
>       $ yes "" | make silentoldconfig > stdout
>       make[1]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 1
>       make: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 2
>       $ tail -n 4 stdout
>       Console input/output is redirected. Run 'make oldconfig' to update 
> configuration.
>     
>       scripts/kconfig/Makefile:40: recipe for target 'silentoldconfig' failed
>       Makefile:507: recipe for target 'silentoldconfig' failed
>     
>     Redirection is useful, for example, for testing where we want to give
>     particular key inputs from a test file, then check the result.
>     
>     Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masah...@socionext.com>
>     Reviewed-by: Ulf Magnusson <ulfali...@gmail.com>
> 
> Reverting this specific commit makes make-kpkg work again as usual.
> 
> Version of the kernel-package used:
> ii  kernel-package                                              13.018+nmu1 
> 
> 
> I also cc'ed the Debian developer who maintains the kernel-package package: 
> Manoj Srivastava
> 
> --
> Sander
> 
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