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.