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Re: Just a few questions...

On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

>Hello Marcus B! (No, I'm not shizophren, are we :-)
>On Aug 04, Marcus B wrote:
>> I use Slackware 96 right now, and I am wanting to go to an easier to
>> upgrade system.  The main things I wanted to find out about, how easy is
>> it to go to a 2.1.x kernel, are the upgrades easily put in or will I
>> have to (compile and) install my self, instead of a package manager. 
>> Would this be in the Debian devel-2.0 packages.
>Welcome to the wonderful world of debian!
>About the kernel upgrade: Debian aims to be a very stable system. So there
>is no *kernel source package* with a 2.1.x kernel. But if you get the sources from
>elsewhere, you can install the kernel-package.deb file (it is a package
>itself). With this, you can *very* easy make your own kernel.deb package!
>You can install this self built package so easy as you would install a
>normal debian package.
>So, you don't need to bother about kernel upgrades. If you really need them,
>just built your own kernel package (one commandline), and upgrade with the
>debian package tool dpkg.
>> Does Debian have any special boot-time requirements, the reason I ask is
>> RedHat 4.2 at least, uses an initrd ramdisk as root.
>> Does Debian handle muliple 'vmlinuz's, but I don't see why it wouldn't.
>Sorry, I don't know about this two - ya see? I'm no prof, but I already know
>to built my own kernel package _(;

What about the required package upgrades for 2.1.x?

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