Re: Sheevaplug Kernel packages - backports.org vs people.debian.org/~tbm/orion vs tbm snapshots
* firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> [2009-10-10 12:25]:
> Thanks for the summary. I'm mostly concerned about which of the two
> repositories (yours and bpo) are most likely to be up to date wrt
> security patches etc.
I'm not sure how up-to-date bpo is. I must admit that I definitely
lag behind unstable from time to time, but I can try to improve that.
> Also, are there any extra marvell-specific patches in your orion repo,
> or are the bpo packages configured and patched identically?
Some of the packages have patches, but not the kernel. With the
kernel, I put everything in unstable first. In other words, the Orion
repo and bpo really use the same source code.
> Finally, regarding stable vs unstable, personally it doesn't matter
> but if there's a difference in gcc versions used, then I guess maybe
> the unstable kernels may cause trouble if there is a need to
> compile 3rd party kernel modules?
Hmm, that's a good point. I guess I need to look into bpo and see if
it makes sense to use their kernels.
Thanks for the suggestion.