a long overdue refactoring of our kernel build scripts and the kernel-related has now been completed.
short summary: - all kernel-related packages are now built using dpkg-buildpackage - proxmox-ve got moved into its own git repository / source package - pve-headers got renamed to pve-headers-4.13 - a new pve-kernel-4.13 was introduced - pve-headers-4.13/pve-kernel-4.13 got moved into their own git repository/source package (pve-kernel-meta) - dependencies were adjusted accordingly the new structure looks like this (REPO / PACKAGES): - proxmox-ve / proxmox-ve: top-level meta package - pve-kernel-meta / pve-kernel-4.13, pve-headers-4.13: latest 4.13 kernel series meta packages - pve-kernel / pve-kernel-4.13.13-6-pve, pve-headers-4.13.13-6-pve, linux-tools-4.13: 4.13.13-6-pve kernel image, headers and perf - pve-firmware / pve-firmware: firmware package, unchanged the following are installed by default and are required (-> == depends) proxmox-ve -> pve-kernel-4.13 -> pve-kernel-4.13.13-6-pve |----------> pve-firmware the following are optional: pve-headers-4.13 -> pve-headers-4.13.13-6-pve linux-tools-4.13 based on this refactoring, a first preview build based on Ubuntu Bionic's 4.15 kernel has been branched off in pve-kernel and pve-kernel-meta. this allows testing users to track the latest 4.15 kernels once they have installed the meta package pve-kernel-4.15 (and optionally, pve-headers-4.15 for headers). the 4.15 based kernels currently do not contain any of the out-of-tree Intel NIC drivers, as those are not (yet) compatible. whether this removal is final or not will be re-evaluated at some point in the future. when we are satisfied with the stability of the 4.15 kernel, we simply switch proxmox-ve to depend on pve-kernel-4.15 instead of pve-kernel-4.13 to change the default (and optionally, upload a final pve-kernel-4.13 package stating that it is no longer needed and can safely be removed). - pve-kernel will be bumped just like before on every new kernel release - pve-kernel-meta only needs to be updated if pve-kernel had an ABI bump - proxmox-ve only needs to be updated if we do a minor release, add new top-level dependencies or switch kernel series the kernel ABI and PKGREL numbers for pve-kernel and pve-kernel-meta are reset to 1 when starting a new kernel series. the PKGREL value of pve-kernel-meta will be incremented independently from that of pve-kernel (this is how most distros handle their kernel meta packages). the kernel packages themselves contain the same files, some package metadata has changed, and some objects that have not been stripped before are stripped now. as an added bonus, everything except the binary kernel image itself and the perf binary is now reproducible, so future packaging changes are much easier to review. feedback highly appreciated - built packages are available on pvetest already! announcement on pve-users and forum will follow later today. _______________________________________________ pve-devel mailing list email@example.com https://pve.proxmox.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pve-devel