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Debian provide un-modified source for kernel-patch



Hi,

Flame aside ... let's look at technical side.

On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 02:44:03PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> [2003.09.21.1341 +0200]:
> > * The vanilla kernel source is readily available:
> 
> I don't consider this readily available. It's faster to just
> download it from kernel.org.

But that requires net connection.  You know we burn to CD as *stable* too.

> Plus: why do you make the backport default? Shouldn't users have the
> choice to apply the patch if they wish, rather than those that don't
> want it having to unpatch?

I am not an expert but I think you should try along what Herbert Xu
suggested which seems to give you very easy path to patch files.  I did
not know but looks very nice.

 $ apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.22 kernel-patch-debian-2.4.22
 $ tar xjf /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22.tar.bz2
 $ cd /usr/src/kernel-patch

There is a file /usr/src/kernel-patches/all/2.4.22/debian/list whose
content goes like:
---------
# This file is sorted by patch dependency.  The patch which applies to the
# upstream kernel must come first.

patch-2.4.22-1          2.4.22          2.4.22-1
---------

This seem to offer very good path to apply patch to the upstream kernel 
which must be applied first.  

Did you try using this?

Osamu



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