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Re: [backports & security]

"Felix C. Stegerman" <flx@obfusk.net> wrote:

> * Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> [2006-06-01 08:10]:
> > >   * Also, since even backports.org does not seem to have vim 7.0 and
> > >     kernel 2.6.16 (yet), what would be the best way/place to get these
> > >     from ?  Should I (try to) backport them myself ?
> > 
> > It is said that compiling your own kernel with make-kpkg should be
> > pretty easy. It generates a kernel package which you can than
> > install with "dpkg -i". Never tried it myself though ... Compiling
> > smaller software is generally just a matter of running "make" "make
> > install". YMMV
> I know ;-)  I've used make-kpkg a lot.  I'm not sure whether it's easy
> to install one of the newer kernels (even a self-compiled one) on
> sarge though, since it may depend on newer versions of e.g. yaird.

You could avoid yaird by compiling everything in. I think the only
problem would be udev, but I may be wrong

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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