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SubjectRe: Linux and not version dirs

I made the assumption that a fresh kernel was aleady in linux.
I usually patch as THAT is more bandwidth friendly. Only download a full
source if necessary as that is how the pipe gets choked.

--Jauder


On Thu, 20 Jun 1996, Buddha Buck wrote:

> >
> > look people, it is NOT that hard to do a
> >
> > mv linux linux-<current.version>
> > ln -s linux-<current.version> linux
> >
> > give your fingers some excercise. I wonder what people are going
> > to want next, the computer to code for them?
>
> Nope, however, it isn't -exactly- that simple:
>
> 1) rm linux
> 2) tar zxvf linux-<current.version> linux
> 3) mv linux linux-<current.version>
> 4) ln -s linux-<current.version> linux
>
> If you forget to do step 1), then you have just destroyed your
> linux-<old.version> directory. Please note that you didn't list step
> 1) above.
>
> The Debian kernel-source packaging system allows me (a Debian user) to
> automaticaly install the kernel sources into a /usr/src/kernel-source-<v
> ersion> directory, with an appropriate /usr/src/linux link. However,
> that means that I have extra work to do to package the pristine Linux
> tarball into a Debian kernel-source package in the first place.
> >
> > --Jauder
>
> --
> Buddha Buck bmbuck@acsu.buffalo.edu
> "Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our
> liberty depends upon the chaos and cacaphony of the unfettered speech
> the First Amendment protects." -- A.L.A. v. U.S. Dept. of Justice
>
>



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