On Thursday 10 February 2005 14:20, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> On Thursday 10 February 2005 10:39, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>>> Fedora uses a vanilla 2.6 does it not?
>>>> Actually, it doesn't.
>> Fedora has its own modified kernels.
>>>> (I'm not sure what a "vanilla kernel" is?
>> Surely one has to choose among options in any case?)
>>Actually, now that you mention it... I'm not entirely sure where I
>picked up that term some ill defined long term memory tells me that
>vanilla should be a term that is applied to official ftp.kernel.org releases
>>I'm not sure if that is an offical term to describe kernel.org releases,
>or just a slang, I picked up, hanging out with internet wierdos !
Vanilla is used to describe kernels in both the Debian and Gentoo handbooks.
In Gentoo it specifcally refers to the kernel straight from kernel.org with
no Gentoo patches: From the Gentoo manual
vanilla-sources (the default kernel source as developed by the linux-kernel
developers), gentoo-sources (kernel source patched with performance-enhancing
So your comment about grabbing a vanilla kernel direct from kernel.org was
But then maybe I count as one of those internet weirdo's
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