Re: A few questions.
There are some mis-impressions floating around about compiling
>>"Nathan" == Nathan L Cutler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Nathan> I don't use the debian kernel-source package at all. I
Nathan> download Linus's kernels and install them in /usr/src/linux
Nathan> and compile them as per /usr/src/linux/README. I have never
Nathan> had any problems with this, and otherwise have a full Debian
And that is as it should be. In fact, I do not use the
distributed kernel sources -- I use kernel sources patched up to the
latest versions by hand -- and massaged into a debian package. The
only thing you are missing is a more automated installation/de-
installation process, and the fact that dpkg knows about which kernel
image you use (which may not be very important, st the moment).
Nathan> IMHO the kernel-source package can never give you the
Nathan> fine-tuned kernel you need for your particular machine and
Nathan> your particular tastes.
The kernel-source package is just the "pure" sources from
Linux in /usr/src/kernel-source-X.XXX directory. Nothing is added to
that directory tree. It does contain pre and post install scripts to
help maintain /usr/src/linux symlink -- you can then have multiple
kernel sources on your machine, and the kernel source package scripts
make sure you don't have a dangling symlink. (I have 2.0.27 and 2.1.20
sources on my machine)
The point is, there is no difference in the kernel code. The
statement that the kernel source package is less fine tuned
than the original sources is a fallacy.
Coward, n. one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his
legs. Ambrose Bierce
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:email@example.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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