make-debirf's kernel package name checking is broken
|Reported by:||jrollins||Owned by:||dkg|
make-debirf's ability to properly check that the kernel package name passed on the command line is broken. it can not properly identify all uninstallable package names. it is currently using "apt-get show $PACKAGE_NAME" to check to see if the parameter is an installable package, but this exits true for some packages that are actually not installable. it also does not check against the dist specified for the debirf.
it is also not checking whether the package name is a proper kernel package or not.