On Wed, 7 Jan 2004, kevin lyda wrote:
> i think paulj and kenn do it as well. at least i think i got the
> idea from one or both of them.
If I have to add a patch to a kernel, or want to change the
compile options slightly I'll usually grab the src.rpm and edit the
spec and/or config file and recompile it yes.
There's lots of goodness in running the same kernel as thousands (if
not more) of other people, never mind the QA RedHat put it into them
too. Which I learned from you :)
(i'm quite picky in general about only installing rpms - creating
spec files for packags if needed, though usually rpmfind.net will
lead you to some distro that already has a src.rpm from which to
build on. 'make install' is just /evil/. just say no kids.).
> the same thing could be done in debian i suspect.
Iirc, debian has some easy way to package kernels. However,
while historically debian used stock kernels, this has changed and
debian too are now shipping reasonably patched kernels.
Also, i think the stock kernel makefiles now have a 'deb' make target
to make a deb, ala 'make rpm' which has been there for quite a while.
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