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Re: kernel compiles

zless /usr/share/doc/kernel-package/Rationale

On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 05:45:34PM +0200, MaD dUCK wrote:
> i love debian. seriously, apt is a work of genius and the entire
> system is exactly how i want it - unlike SuSE or RedHat. since i do a
> fair bit of developing and since i always want to have at least one
> machine that's cutting edge, i do a whole lot of kernel compiles.
> in the past, i have always used .debs unless a software was too old or
> not available, in which case i beat the tarball around and installed
> into /usr/local. by now, i do it the "debian way," and use
> dpkg-buildpackage to create the .deb, which i then install. i haven't
> done so on kernels yet, even though i know about make-kpkg
> anyway, my question is: while i am currently running a system that's
> .deb only, the kernel is still compiled and installed the standard
> way, me taking care of /boot and /etc/lilo.conf. what advantages are
> in make-kpkg'ing as opposed to the regular way?
> martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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