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Re: Debian should not modify the kernels!

George Danchev wrote:
>Do you really know how many kernel-patches as debian packages are 
>broken because of they expext to patch the vanilla 2.4.22 tree.

That's the crux of the matter. The current situation is broken because
it makes it difficult to add extra patches to the kernel-source package
without removing the entirity of the Debian patch, not because the
kernel-source package isn't vanilla. There is no good reason for the
grsec patch to require a vanilla kernel tree, merely one that is
slightly less patched than the current Debian one. The right way to deal
with this is to be able to trivially patch and unpatch the kernel source
as required during building.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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