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Re: 2.6.11 kernel in sarge?

Dear all,

Greg Madden wrote:
On Friday 08 July 2005 02:06 pm, Bill Thompson wrote:

On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 23:12:24 +0200

Matthijs <vanaalten@hotmail.com> wrote:

In the APT-HowTo, I found a section on 'keeping a mixed system':

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

I tried to keep a mixed system when I first started using Debian, but
ran into some ugly incompatibilities. One GCC upgrade in unstable can
ruin your whole day if your running software from stable. I
eventually settled on using unstable for my desktop and stable with
back-ports and custom kernels where necessary for servers and client
machines. I would not recommend a mixed system.

It is really very easy to make kernel packages with the Debian tools.
You should give it a try.

You can go to: http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages, and dl the kernel source for whatever version you need and build your own.

Just curious, but this thread made me wonder:

1) Downloading *only* the kernel (e.g., kernel-image-2.6.11-1-k7 and kernel-headers-2.6.11-1-k7) from testing or unstable (in a stable running machine) can cause problems? (If so, can any one tell me why?)

2) Do they have dependencies?  (Is so, what?)

3) Wouldn't use those be the same as downloading the source (2.6.11) and compiling the kernel with a configuration appropriated to run on a Debian machine?

4) If that would work well, instead of "pinning", couldn't one only download the .deb's for the kernel image/header (if they indeed do not have dependencies)?

Thanks in advance and best to all,


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