Kernel 2.6 packages for Debian 3.0 Alpha 1
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I've prepared some packages for people who want to run kernel 2.6 on
After the Alpha and Beta stages these packages will come into a stable
stage with only fixes for grave problems and security issues applied.
As known from my other potato and woody packages, I'll support these
packages as long as Debian supports Debian 3.0.
Please report any problems with these packages installed and running
I have prepared some packages that help to use kernel 2.6 in
Debian 3.0r2. Please read the FAQ before sending any questions or
comments to me.
I try my best to avoid problems with both installing these packages on
Debian 3.0r2 and upgrading with these packages installed to
* These are packages taken from unstable recompiled on woody. You
can't expect that they are as stable as the packages in woody and
although I try to provide high quality packages there's absolutely
* Although these packages should help to use kernel 2.6 on
Debian 3.0, complete support for all kernel 2.6 features is not
* Kernel 2.2 is no longer supported with these packages.
* This package collection is currently in Alpha stage. There might
be many bugs in the packages and there might be significant
changes until the first release.
* These packages are a subset of the bunk-2 packages.
What are Alpha/Beta/Release?
* During the Alpha phase many changes are possible.
* After Beta 1 only smaller changes happen.
* After Release 1 only security fixes and fixes for selected grave
bugs will occur.
My system is a woody with your backports plus the X, Y and Z backports.
This causes the following problem.
I don't support combinations with any other sources of backported
packages. There are hundreds of sources for backported packages of
various quality and it would be impossible to get all combinations
Is mixing these pacakges with the bunk-1 packages supported?
Which architectures are supported?
Only i386 is supported.
How can I contact you?
* For bugs in the packages send a mail to email@example.com.
* For suggestions (e.g. new packages) send a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that I'll check this address only when
looking for suggestions for new packages and that I do not always
answer to mails sent to this address.
* For other mails regarding these packages send a mail to
Could you add xyz to these packages?
Send a mail to email@example.com (read the commont in the answer
to the question above).
+ Initial release.
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