Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!
On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> They are - look at the last part of the kernel-image-KVERS image. And if
> you meant the kernel-source package, then please think twice before you
> request a such thing. Your "idea" would require dozens of versions of
> kernel-source-NUMBER-foo every time when I a small fix had to be
> applied. If you prefer to sponsor new harddisks for all Debian mirrors
> (because the archive size explodes), please do.
Haha, very funny.
kernel-source-2.4.22-1: Never gets modified. Only uploaded once.
kernel-source-debian-2.4.22-1: Gets modified as needed, when new
features/fixes come out.
The latter depends on the former. This will *reduce* mirror traffic. Keeping
it all in one *increases* mirror traffic, as a small change(fix or feature)
requires uploading the entire source.