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Re: linux kernel

On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 07:04:33PM +0100, Theo Houtman wrote:
> Hello
> I like to complain about the debian distribution. It's time to release
> debian with the
> 2.4.* kernel. Many software require the 2.4.* kernel. I as a less
> experianced linux
> have trouble with compiling a kernel and well, I simply don't have the time
> to learn
> all the ins and outs of the linux kernel or compiling it.
> Greetings
> Theo Houtman

You do realize that you can install 2.4.x kernel image packages from
unstable/testing on a stable system, right? It doesn't require anything
special to do that (but certain things like modutils and
ipchains/netfilter may need updating, check the list archives for
someone who has done this for potato).

The simple fact is that a lot of systems still don't work with 2.4.x,
and require a 2.2.x kernel. Also note that our release schedule is not
driven by kernel releases. So just because we want a 2.4.x system,
doesn't force our hand.


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