Re: Kernel Quest, need pointers to a HOWTO for patching
Also, i would be interested in the reasons for you doing a custom
kernel, and why the prebuilt one is not ok for you.
First I should say, that I'm very new to Debian (and Linux) so please
feel free tell me, if I'm going in the completely wrong direction ;)
My goal is to set up a bridge firewall on an oldworld. From what I've
read I need - at the very least - a 2.4.18 kernel with the
bridge-nf-0.0.7 patch. I have absolutely no clue which kernel and patch
would be the best or even just better than the above combination.
There are newer versions, but I can't figure out if I should use them,
or how to do it correctly without using dselect and following the
suggestions in the Debian Installation guide. I hope reading the
make-kpka docs will get me going though.
3) I need to apply a second patch
(bridge-nf-0.0.7-against-2.4.18.diff). This worked fine the first time
it tried, but that was to the unpatched source I got via dselect. Is
there an specific order I need to patch in, e.g. ppc patch first
Might be problematic. But please use a bit more modern packages.
I'd love too! I was worried, that what dselect offers me is the last
stable version, and that using anything above that is just asking for
trouble. Not so?
If I understand you correctly now, I should generally use the newest
kernel and patch, and Debian will be able to handle them if I use the
make-kpka pakage?!? If not, how can I figure out the boarder between
"good to use" and "not good to use"