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SubjectRe: [patch] 2.4 add suffix for uname -r
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On Sun, 6 May 2001 03:35:34 -0400 (EDT), 
"Mike A. Harris" <mharris@opensourceadvocate.org> wrote:
>On Sun, 6 May 2001, Keith Owens wrote:
>>A frequent requirement is to rename vmlinuz-2.x.y to 2.x.y-old or
>>2.x.y.save to preserve a working kernel.
>
>I don't see how this patch is necessary when we have
>"EXTRAVERSION" available. Change EXTRAVERSION in your kernel
>builds and it is totally a non issue. No renaming of anything is
>necessary.

You already have a working kernel which you want to rename to use as a
backup version. Changing EXTRAVERSION and recompiling builds a new
kernel and adds uncertainty about whether the kernel still works - did
you change anything else before recompiling? Look at all the install
scripts that rename vmlinuz to vmlinuz-old.

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