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Re: When to expect a kernel commit in Debian stable's kernel?



On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 18:25 -0500, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> Between releases, stable is only updated to fix RC bugs.

Does that imply that there is no kernel release within one stable life
cycle? If so, why are there 2.6.30 packages in lenny?
What I'm currently hoping for is that the package gspca-modules will be
released for kernel 2.6.30 (and that it will indeed contain the commit I
desire) - should I?
I don't think my issue (support for a particular webcam) qualifies as an
RC bug.

The package I'm looking for (gspca-modules) is not yet in testing or
unstable. However, the source package it apparently originates from
(linux-modules-extra), _is_ in testing, at version 2.6.30.

Although Stan posted a lovely guide, I'd prefer to not build my own
kernel if I can avoid it - this is not for my own PC.
What I could imagine is installing the linux-2.6.30 binary kernel and
building my own linux-modules-extra. Would anything (besides gspca) be
missing if I'm using linux-2.6.30 in lenny?

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