Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
* martin f krafft <email@example.com> [2003-09-21 14:44]:
What you distribute as 2.4.22 is not 2.4.22.
So what? Most packages in Debian devate from upstream in one way or
another. That's the added value we provide. I'm happy that Herbert
carefully selects what to backport and I appreciate this effort.
(Also note that Red Hat modify the upstream kernel and libc in a quite
drastic way; in fact, their kernel is much more modified than ours).
yeah, officer, he was speeding too...
if I get kernel 2.4.22 as a debian package I expect kernel 2.4.22 as
a debian package, not something else... any debian specific changes
should result in kernel name change, that's what's expected in kernel
world (when I get ac kernel I get 2.4.22-ac3)
kernel is quite different from other packages - it is fairly often
that people who get kernel source want to patch the kernel... I might
not care that packageX is not vanilla packageX because it is VERY
unlikely for me to even get the source for that package - the kernel is
quite often customized (=recompiled locally).