[svlug] Kernel upgrades the debian way?
Jeremy D. Zawodny
Jeremy at Zawodny.com
Fri Feb 2 00:00:02 PST 2001
After years of using RedHat and/or Mandrake, I recently built a
machine which is running a fairly minimal debian (stable)
install. It's doing to be shipped off as a server to run where I can't
easily get at it.
One of the things I want to do is get ResierFS running on it. I've
done that on my desktop a while back and have been quite happy with
it. So I need to get the latest 2.2.xx kernel and apply the patch,
configure it, and compile.
So far, apt-get and friends have been a great way install
packages. But what's the "Debian way" of getting the latest kernel
sources (2.2.xx in my case) and building a new kernel? Is there
anything out of the ordinary that one should do?
Or is it just the same as I've always done?
In the past I haven't used my distributions' package managers,
preferring to install things from source the old-fashioned way (and
partly because RPM left a bad taste in my mouth a few years ago). But
so far Debian has been a breeze to work with, and I'd like to continue
to use apt-* and related tools to automate as much of the upgrading
and keeping current with packages as I can.
Any pointers? There is a lot of documentation associated with Debian,
and every time I start reading it I end up on some interesting tangent
that's not at all related to the reason I started reading in the first
Jeremy D. Zawodny Web Geek, Perl Hacker, Yahoo!
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