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Re: Just a few questions...

On Aug 05, Marcus B wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >
> >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 _(;
> >
> >Marcus
> >
> What about the required package upgrades for 2.1.x?

What versions of which packages are needed?
However, I think you will have to live with the "unstable" tree of debian.
And yes, this are the "Debian devel-2.0" packages.

Really, I'm no kernel wizard, but I *know* that I read messages on this list
about kernel 2.1.x compiling. (Or on debian-user)

If you can tell me what versions are needed, I will take a look at my
packages file. It is up-to-date, so I can tell you what the latest version
of xxyyzz in debian is.

"Rhubarb is no Egyptian god."
Marcus Brinkmann

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