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Re: What is a Kernel?

On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 11:31:42PM +0300, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> > there is a MASSIVE difference. there is nothing to be gained by compiling
> > your own fileutils. there may be a few minor configure options, but
> > generally speaking, my fileutils will work on your computer, garenteed.
> I'm not getting through here, apparently. I realize that people need
> to compile their own kernel. My problem is that the packaging system
> is organized such that you have to cheat it to use a self-compiled kernel.
> You're telling it no kernel is installed, while you sneak off and install
> your kernel without it knowing about it. Then you lose: the kernel
> is outside the packaging system, and the kernel is a very important
> software package.

You're getting through loud and clear.  What you have failed to realize is
that the problem you're complaining about has already been solved, with

> > taking away the ability to compile one's own kernel will take away the
> > benefit of running a linux workalike. if you want an unusable, bloated
> > system, i'll sell you my archive copy of windows 3.0.
> I come to help people who are compiling their own kernel, not to hinder
> them.

Tell them to use kernel-package.


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