[syslinux] autoboot countdown timer

Anssi Kolehmainen anssi at aketzu.net
Tue Nov 20 10:31:30 PST 2007

On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 05:15:52PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Daniel Baumann wrote:
> > H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >> Does the Debian version build modified binaries, or does it use the 
> >> stock binaries provided with the releases?  The former is bad chicken 
> >> for debugging...
> > 
> > Debian rebuilds all binaries, but they are not patched (actually there
> > is a small patch, but that shoudn't make any difference).
> > 
> Please see distrib.doc why I consider that to be a bad thing in this case.

If I'm reading the build log [1] correctly then there's a "bug" in build
script and ldlinux.bin is never built. Only 'make clean' is called and
since that doesn't remove ldlinux.bin it is never rebuilt.  

I'm just curious, which part of the Debian policy requires that all
binaries are rebuilt? There is clause that requires the source code but
that doesn't prevent prebuilding binaries.

BTW, now the build script only prints ls -l of files but md5sum/sha1sum
would provide much more information (for tracking what the actual file

1: http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?pkg=syslinux;ver=2%3A3.53-1;arch=amd64;stamp=1195404954

Anssi Kolehmainen
anssi.kolehmainen at iki.fi

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