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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.1020226000221.20055B-100000@gatekeeper.tmr.com>
By author: Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:
>
> > I'd think that running a script to "upgrade" 2.4.N-rcM to 2.4.N by just
> > unpacking that latest rc tarball, editing the Makefile and tarring
> > things up again, should be safe enough, and if it doesn't allow for
> > operator interference, especially so.
>
> Seems to me:
> - clean EXTRAVERSION
> - make new diff
> - make tar (one please)
> - make tar.gz from tar
> - compress tar to tar.bz2
>

For what it's worth, I have written such a script and made it
available on master.kernel.org. The kernel maintainers have been sent
directions; it's of course up to them if they want to use it.

-hpa
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