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Re: Linux kernels v3.18.x and v4.2.x in sid

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 10:59:47PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 24/10/15 22:17, Dmitry Katsubo wrote:
> > I would be happy to. However it does not allow me to use the latest
> > kernel from 3.x branch (3.16 is now 1 year old).
> All Debian stable releases are intended to be used with the latest
> kernel from the same suite. For Debian 8 that's the 3.16.y series, which
> has long term support from Canonical, and receives security and
> stability bug fixes in the Debian stable and security archives.
> Anything in snapshots.debian.org is entirely "as is"; if it has critical
> bugs, they will never be fixed. Do not use snapshots.debian.org on
> production systems.

If you insist on using a 3.* kernel but 3.16 is too old for you, 3.18 _is_ a
long-term support release, maintained by Sasha Levin until Jan 2017. 
You'd just need to compile it yourself.  It's available from:
branch linux-3.18.y.

To do that, apt-get install kernel-package then:
cp /boot/config-${your_old_kernel_version} .config
make menuconfig #edit the config to your heart's content
make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd -j`grep ^processor /proc/cpuinfo|wc -l` linux-image
make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd -j`grep ^processor /proc/cpuinfo|wc -l` linux-headers

(https://github.com/kilobyte/braillefont for this hack)

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