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Re: linux-source-3.2.0-rc7

On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:38:23 +0800, lina wrote:

> a quick question,
> Which header I should choose?
> linux-headers-3.2.0-rc7-all_3.2~rc7-1~experimental.1_amd64.deb

This is a metapackage which includes all (for all of the available 
architectures) of the headers packages.

> linux-headers-3.2.0-rc7-all-amd64_3.2~rc7-1~experimental.1_amd64.deb

This is a metapackage which includes all (for all of the available 
architectures of amd64) of the headers packages.

> linux-headers-3.2.0-rc7-amd64_3.2~rc7-1~experimental.1_amd64.deb

Individual package headers for amd64 arch.

> linux-headers-3.2.0-rc7-common_3.2~rc7-1~experimental.1_amd64.deb

Commom files for headers (amd64 arch.)

> linux-headers-3.2.0-rc7-rt-amd64_3.2~rc7-1~experimental.1_amd64.deb

Individual package headers for amd64 arch and RT kernel.

> what does the last one mean, rt?

It should be for a _R_eal _T_ime kernel.

Hum... wait. There is/was no "real time" kernels compiled for Debian 
unless this has changed recently :-?

> and what's the difference among those,

The difference is the type of kernel you are currently using and what 
kind of package do you need.

> Thanks,
> $ uname -a
> Linux debian 3.2.0-rc6-3.2-mj-lina #1 SMP Sat Dec 17 13:14:26 SGT 2011
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> the one I built from kernel.org a bit heavy, took so much space. I am
> not sure if I built from debian repository whether it will be light,

Mmmm... those kernel headers (compiled for 3.2.0-rc7) won't match your 
current and self-compiled kernel (3.2.0-rc6).



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