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Re: Question about my Ethernet Cards

Hello, Ben,

Thank you very much! :)

Boxuan Gu

On 1/15/09, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:10:01PM -0500, Boxuan Gu wrote:
>> Hello, Ben,
>> Thank you for your email very much! However, when I used apt-get
>> source linux-2.6, it seemed that the patch 12 has been applied
>> automatically. Do I need to apply patch 12 again?
> Since there are many different and mostly independent patches, they
> are not included directly in the Debian patch (.diff.gz) which apt-get
> applies automatically.  Instead they are created as separate files
> under debian/patches, which are applied as part of the build process
> controlled by debian/rules.  By using the kernel build system directly
> you have avoided applying those patches.
>> What I am confused is that, the kernel image gotten from "updating"
>> can support tg3 but the kernel image built from its source codes
>> (Linux Kernel 2.6.26) can't. I don't know why.
> [...]
> The package is built using dpkg-buildpackage, which calls debian/rules,
> which applies those patches.  But this takes a very long time because it
> builds several configurations and each of those enables most of the
> drivers and optional features.  If you want just a single configuration,
> use linux-source-2.6.26.
> Ben.
> --
> Ben Hutchings
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Boxuan Gu

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