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Root symlink to /boot/vmlinuz

Dumb question: why does Debian like to have a symlink, /vmlinuz,
pointing to the kernel image in /boot? Does some program depend on being
able to find the kernel at /vmlinuz? Would something break if I simply
deleted this symlink?

I ask because I install kernels by hand, and I use a naming scheme for
my kernels that tells me what they are and when they were built, e.g.
vmlinuz-2.4.18-ac2-020226 is a 26 Feb 2002 build of 2.4.18-ac2. This
means I have to go change the /vmlinuz symlink every time I install a
new kernel, and I'm wondering if I can safely just delete the link and
never bother with it again.



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