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Re: kernel-image/debian.README; confusion over version numbers



srivasta@pilgrim.umass.edu (Manoj Srivastava)  wrote on 19.05.96 in <gvxloioz6pi.fsf@diamond.pilgrim.umass.edu>:

>   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  
distribution.

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.

MfG Kai


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