Re: 2.6.11 kernel in sarge?
Luis R Finotti(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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?)
I do it all the time.
> 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?
Yes, but the kernel.org source does not have the Debian patches.
> 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)?
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