Re: kernel-source-patch packages?
E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
> Shaleh wrote:
> > 2.0.35 has various updates for non-Intel CPU's. Other little fixes. I
> > would recommend at least going to 2.0.34. Grab the kernel source from
> > ftp.kernel.org and use the debian kernel packager. It makes kernel
> > compiling a cinch. I recommend againt patching from one kernel ver to
> > thre next. Something always seems to be messed up.
> This `messing up' probably happens because the debian kernels sometimes
> (always?) have a number of non-standard extra patches applied. The
> usual kernel patches that are distributed on sites where you can get the
> linux kernel source, are made with respect to `clean' kernels. What
> about having debian kernel-patch packages? Say I have 2.0.34 installed
> and I want to upgrade to 2.0.35. It could save some ftp time if I'd
> only needed to get kernel-source-patch2.0.34_2.0.35-1.deb, instead of
> the complete source. The installation script could offer the
> opportunity to generate a separate 2.0.35 tree, so that the old one
> still exists, or to just update the 2.0.34 tree and rename it to 2.0.35.
> Comments anyone?
I've got to agree; patch packages would be nice, since the source
packages are now exceeding 7 Meg.
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