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SubjectRE: Building .config into the kernel
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> Mitchell Blank Jr
> Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> > Trouble is, that doesn't patch cleanly. Redhat distributes patches
> > along with pristine source in the SRPMs, allowing you to upgrade the
> > source and still use the patches. If you have multiple
> patches fighting
> > over the EXTRAVERSION line, or Linus decides to remove it after the
> > -pre series, you get rejects.
>
> Have one of the patchs in the SRPM just update the EXTRAVERSION line.
>
> As someone already pointed out, people who build their own
> kernel (either
> from .tar.bz2 or by playing RPM games) probably know what is in their
> kernel and can report it themselves. The biggest need is
> differentiating
> between 2.2.0, 2.2.0-redhat, 2.2.0-suse, 2.2.0-debian, ...

If you want to do that, have the distributers change UTS_SYSNAME, not
appending the dist name to the version. This would make more sense, IMHO.

Fred


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