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Re: 2.6.11 kernel in sarge?



On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 22:30:12 +0200, Bill Thompson
<Billt@Mahagonny.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 19:20:17 +0100
> Dave Ewart <davee@sungate.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > On Friday, 08.07.2005 at 20:09 +0200, Mikael Backman wrote:
> > 
> > > Is there a way for me to download the debian 2.6.11 kernel and use it
> > > in sarge?
> > 
> > Yes, but it's not technically part of Sarge.  Easiest way to do this is
> > to add 'unstable' to your sources.list, download the latest Sid kernel,
> > install it and make sure it's working, then remove 'unstable' from your
> > sources.list.
> 
> Please, Please, DO NOT do this! It may work now since stable and
> unstable are not too far apart, but it could lead to disaster later
> down the road.
> 
> I STRONGLY encourage you to learn how to use the Debian kernel tools like
> "make-kpkg" to compile custom kernels from the Debian or kernel.org
> sources. I found the following on a Google search, but there are plenty of
> other guides around:
> http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/system/kernel-pkg.html


In the APT-HowTo, I found a section on 'keeping a mixed system':
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-apt-get.en.html#s-default-version

Would that be a good & nice solution instead of compiling the kernel
yourself?

-- 
Matthijs  (...currently compiling a kernel...)
vanaalten@hotmail.com

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