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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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