Re: stupid question
Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, why do people still build kernels this way on Debian?
> I know that I have asked this before, but I have not been able to figure out
> why someone would use this error-prone tecnique? There is a perfectly good
> way (via kernel-package) to take any kernel source and produce a nice Debian
> package that you can then install and have the system keep track of for you.
I can't seem to remember exactly wuch arguments I should use, and how to
prevent aptitude update && aptitude upgrade from overwriting my
self-build kernel. Somehow I can remember more easily how to do it
manually. Moreover, I know exactly what is going on at every stage of
the process. When building a kernel the Debian way, I always have the
feeling that the tools are doing too much magic that I don't understand.
I don't really think the manual approach is that much more error-prone.
In fact, I think I've had less problems with the manual approach.
If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton