Re: Kernel Security Update / Mondo Rescue kernel
On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 02:20:12PM -0400, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> In general, I prefer using Debian kernel-source packages, and applying
> Debian kernel-patch... to those.
Me too. Maybe I should downgrade to 2.4.18.
See, I'm runing stable. I don't remember the details (USB problem?),
but I upgraded from 2.4.18 to 2.4.20, but I used kernel.org sources and
patched with SGI's XFS patch directly because there was not a
kernel-patch-xfs available for 2.4.20.
But now I would like the patches provided in the Debian kernels.
Well, I can grab the 2.4.20 kernel source from sid, but the
kernel-patch-xfs patch won't install because of dependencies (again, I'm
really running stable on this machine).
And I can't apply the SGI XFS patch directly because the kernel has been
patched by Debian.
In other words, I'm not sure I can get a debian 2.4.20+xfs (plus
lm_sensors) built on my stable machine.
I suppose I could build on my testing machine, but there might be some
library issues. I'm not sure.
Good way to blow a few hours.
> Since you're building your own kernel from source you don't need cramfs,
> which is used IIRC for initrd -- and you don't need initrd either.
Mondo Rescue requires initrd, but doesn't want cramfs, IIRC.