Re: kernel-image/debian.README; confusion over version numbers
firstname.lastname@example.org (Manoj Srivastava) wrote on 19.05.96 in <email@example.com>:
> is, as given in the kernel Makefile as the variables VERSION,
> PATCHLEVEL, and SUBLEVEL. It will look for the modules in
> /lib/modules/$VERSION.$PATCHLEVEL.$SUBLEVEL. The debian scripts
> think they know what the kernel version is, as given in the debian
> file debian.rules as the variable v (near the top). It then proceeds
> to put the modules in /lib/modules/$v. So, it is essential that the
One other thing.
It might be wise to edit the release number so that dselect will not
replace the custom kernel with a new version of kernel-image-x.x.xx in the
I've found that using a two-level scheme where the major level starts with
a letter nicely does the job, so my kernel is now
kernel-image-1.3.100-kai.1 or something like that. This will get dpkg to
refuse to downgrade.