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Re: how are you kids compiling kernels these days?

On Thu, 31 May 2012 06:18:06 -0400 (EDT), Tom H wrote:
> One of this list's regulars has a very good page:
> http://users.wowway.com/~zlinuxman/Kernel.htm

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Tom.  By the way, I think a lot
of the confusion in this thread comes from the fact that a linux
kernel source package in Debian is classified as a *binary* package.
Therefore, it is not installed with "apt-get source", and you must
be root to install it.  For example,

   # aptitude install linux-source-3.2

There is a corresponding Debian source package for this binary
package, of course, and it is called, believe it or not,
linux-2.6!  You can install this Debian source package, if you
want, by means of

   $ apt-get --only-source source linux-2.6

At the time of this writing, the version of this source package
in the Wheezy archive is 3.2.18-1, which contains kernel source
code from upstream kernel version 3.2.18.

This issue, and many other "gotchas", are documented on the above-
mentioned web page.  If you plan to use make-kpkg or "make deb-pkg"
to build the kernel, the "binary" package is the one you want
to install.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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