Hi, I repost here the issues that I have pointed in "wish" #4523 on the GNA interface https://gna.org/bugs/index.php?func=detailitem&item_id=4523 which, although it is listed in the bug tracker, is *not* a bug... ;) but there is no other place to put wishes or todo items.
======================================== Debian offers the module-assistant package, that relies on the kernel-package tools. module-assistant is both a command-line and a dialog-and-menus based tool, to make it very easy to build and package kernel modules. For instance, to build a module package from the ipw2100-source package (for wireless cards), the single following command is sufficient: $> m-a build ipw2100 This downloads the source package, builds the modules and packages them. $> m-a install ipw2100 This command does the same and even installs the built package. However, the current rtai-source in Debian is the only *-source package that cannot be built using module-assistant. This should be corrected in the next packages. I propose that the package be split into 5 packages, anyway: - libxenomai: the libraries, - libxenomai-dev: the development libraries, headers and devel tools (rtai-config, etc.), - libxenomai-tools: the runtime tools (rtai-load, etc.?) - libxenomai-doc: the docs, - xenomai-source: only the sources of modules; should be usable with module-assistant. And the *-source package should be well integrated: the module *.ko files should go into /lib/modules/... so that we can use modprobe directly to load the Xenomai modules. But that should be OK if it is compatible with module-assistant. ======================================== I have started creating a Debian package mockup (as a week-end hobby, do no expect that I finish it ;)), following the above remarks, and I have found other issues: There are three licenses used in the source code: 1- GPL v2 or later: ./sim/** ./skins/rtai/* ./skins/posix/* ./skins/native/* ./skins/uvm/* ... OK, no problem: the COPYING files are consistent with the license headers in files. 2- GPL v2 or later with exceptions: ./nucleus/** ./include/nucleus/** ./skins/psos+/** ./skins/uitron/** ./skins/vrtx/** ./skins/vxworks/** ... The license headers in files do not mention the exceptions, only the COPYING files do. -> You should update the license headers in files. 3- LGPL v2 or later: ./skins/rtai/lib/* ./skins/posix/lib/* ./skins/native/lib/* ./skins/uvm/lib/* ... Problem: only the text for v2.1 is in the COPYING files, not for v2 as mentioned in all license headers in files. -> You should update the COPYING files to contain LGPL v2, or update headers in files. My other issue is: what are precisely the licences of every binaries / docs / modules / ... produced by make install? Because the right license files and doc must be provided in binary packages. -- Romain Lenglet