Quoting Gavin McCullagh (ilug_gmc at fiachra.ucd.ie):
> Are these installable in stable without heavy dependency issues?
Honestly, I don't know; I don't run Debian-stable. If you look in the
matching Packages[.gz] file, you'll see a "Depends" line that lists
People generally post "You don't get a current kernel" only as a dumbass
trolling point, anyway: There's nothing wrong with getting a 2.4.18
kernel with backported security fixes, unless you just happen to need
some driver included only in a bleeding-edge one. In the latter case,
you can either start with a netinst image tailored for your
problem-child hardware, or just install any old generic kernel that gets
Debian onto the system and use make-kpkg to do a simple compile for
whatever replacement kernel you want.
Note: Although the kernel images I pointed to a moment ago probably
don't yet have the mremap() bounds-checking fix, these images released
immediately by the Debian Security Team upon discovery of the security
hole do: http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-413
Those would become automatically available to Debian installations via
apt-get, because lines for http://security.debian.org/ get automatically
included in /etc/apt/sources.list by default. And _those_ are most
assuredly compatible with woody/stable.
Cheers, "Linux means never having to delete your love mail."
Rick Moen -- Don Marti
rick at linuxmafia.com
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