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SubjectRe: Distro kernel patches (was Re: Linux 2.2.18pre4)
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On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 05:31:17PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On 13 Sep 2000, Ralf Gerbig wrote:
>
> > * Chip Salzenberg writes:
> >
> > Hi Chip,
> >
> > > According to Ralf Gerbig:
> > >> but SuSe and I believe RedHat etc. etc. _do_ ship patched kernels.
> >
> > > You've just made L-K's understatement of the day.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> > so I rest my case vs shrink wrap.
> >
>
> Yep. I installed Suse-6.4 on my laptop. Since I needed APM to work, I
> recompiled the kernel source that they supplied. First, I just did
> `make oldconfig` so I could duplicate the existing kernel. Well.
> No such luck. There was no way in hell I could duplicate the kernel
> that they supplied, with the sources that they supplied. And there
> was no secret 'patch' directory either...

I'm not sure (don't have a SuSE box right here) but I think they have
separate packages for patched and unpatched kernel sources. I also
remember their kernel patches are even separately stored somewhere.

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