Re: What is a Kernel?
>>"Fredrik" == Fredrik Liljegren <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Fredrik> Petr Cech <email@example.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 09:35:07AM +0200 , Fredrik Liljegren wrote:
>> > But why, then, is it a separate package, instead of just being the
>> what is not a separate package? Are you aware of existence of
>> kernel-patch-<ver> aren't you.
Fredrik> I'm sorry, I wasn't. And I agree that it then is a good reason to
Fredrik> have a separare kernel-source-package instead of jsut using
kernel-image-> ver>.[dsc with friends].
I also think that the fact that apt-get, apt-move, apt-proxy,
dselect, et al. are designed to help me work with .debs, and not
Add to that the fact that there are lots of people who just
buy the unofficial binary only 3 CD sets of Debian (and, in thrird
world countries, that may well be all you can afford), it is nice to
have a debian oatched kernel source package on the CD (ever tried
downloading kernel sources over a 19.-28.8 connection in a counrty
like india where the phone service is, umm, less than desired?)
I think the increased load on the servers, space on the
servers and CD's are more than offset by the advantages we get
(espesdcially the kernel patching facility).
Memory fault -- brain fried
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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