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Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!

On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 01:09:08PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> If I install kernel-source-2.4.21, I want the 2.4.21 kernel source,
> I don't want the 2.4.21 kernel source with 2.5's IPsec stack patched
> in and hundreds of little "fixes". I understand that the kernel
> maintainer(s) put a lot of work into this process, and I don't doubt
> the quality they produce. But I think there is a reason why 2.5 is
> dubbed experimental, and if I run a highly-important system and must
> use e.g. 2.4.22, I want 2.4.22 and not the IPsec stuff.

FWIW, I basically agree.
"goodies" are welcome, but backporting things from the unstable branch might not
be that good idea.

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