[Techtalk] kernel upgrades

James Sutherland jas88 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 11 13:15:37 EST 2001

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Telsa Gwynne wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 11:36:30AM +0100 or thereabouts, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> > If you need to build a kernel to get support for something or
> > turn some option on, then normally the process is to get the
> > sources and build it yourself. You can still make an rpm, although I
> > am not quite sure how you install the result. For an rpm, you
> > would need to get a recent "-ac" kernel, one of Alan Cox's kernels.
> Amazing how kernel hackers wander past -after- you've sent a
> "I don't exactly know" email! Update to that bit:
> Apparently this "make rpm" feature is also in the main tree for 2.4.12.
> (And 2.4.11 but "you don't want that". I dunno why.)

Linus broke it :-)

(He applied a bogus patch which eats filesystems in a few cases. Ouch.
Hence 2.4.12.)


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