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Re: Updating from custom linux-source-2.6.18-2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1 to lastest 2.6.18 kernel by appying the diff file from Etch's linux-image-2.6.18-6-686 ?

On Sun, 2009-08-16 at 16:30 +0200, Vianney Lejeune wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> 	I have a custom linux-source-2.6.18-2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1 (just
> >> patched for hardware support etc). I'm concerned with the lastest
> >> CVE-2009-2692 so I would like to update my kernel. As it was a lot of
> >> work to apply the hardware patches to the initial Etch's linux- 
> >> source,
> >> I wonder if it's possible to update my already-patched-for-hardware-
> >> support-2.6.18-linux-source by applying the diff file from the  
> >> lastest
> >> linux-image-2.6.18 package available for Etch ?
> >
> > Linux 2.6.18 in etch has not yet been updated to fix this.  There is a
> > proposed patch at <http://bugs.debian.org/541403#10> but I don't know
> > whether it is correct.
> Thank you for your reply. But technically, let's suppose that a new  
> linux 2.6.18's Debian package is released. Can I directly apply the  
> whole linux-2.6.18's diff file available from the Debian package  
> webpage (http://packages.debian.org/etch/linux-image-2.6.18-6-486) to  
> my custom linux-source-2.6.18-2.6.18.dfsg.1-23etch1 to update my  
> kernel with all the fixes from my kernel's version to the lastest ?

No, the diff also contains all previous bug fixes.  You would need to
unpack the source package and look in debian/patches/bugfix to get a
specific fix patch.


Ben Hutchings
Power corrupts.  Absolute power is kind of neat.
                           - John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy 1981-1987

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