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Re: Backporting 2.4.23 kernel packages

On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 05:11:50PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Dec 2003 08:35, Andrew Pollock <apollock@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 11:08:53PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > > I presume I can lower the dependencies on things like modutils and
> > > > whatnot down to the versions that are in stable with no ill-effects?
> > >
> > > It only depends on coreutils|fileutils, so there's no problems in that
> > > regard.
> >
> > What about modutils and initrd-tools?
> What is needed for initrd-tools?  I've given up on using initrd's for kernels 
> I compile.

Ah, there's the catch. I don't (usually). I'd like to take the source of a
kernel-image-2.4.23 package and do whatever's necessary to get it to install
on a woody system without having to drag in half of sarge/sid to satisfy
dependencies. This is where I was going with my initial posting. Sorry if
this wasn't clear. 

At present, for say 2.4.22, I've taken the kernel-image-2.4.22-3-686 package
from sarge, along with whatever dependencies required, and installed on it
woody. Problem is, more often than not, modutils or initrd-tools has a libc6
dependency, and well, everything goes downhill from there...
> As for modutils, that's probably a bug in kernel-package that it doesn't list 
> dependencies.
> Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list file to get Brian's back-ports 
> of modutils and all other things:
> deb http://www.microcomaustralia.com.au/debian/ stable main



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