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Re: Comment regarding kernel version

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Laurent de Segur wrote:

> I still don't understand why the kernel package installed from a
> pre-built image package returns either a -ppc on 2.2 either a -powerpc
> on 2.4 added to the OS version since the platform is already returned
> using the uname -m command.

This is to distinguish it from e.g. a kernel built from vanilla kernel.org
sources. The 2.4.8-powerpc image is built from sources with PPC patches
applied, and so it should be differentiated from other 2.4.8 kernels.

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