From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain magicgoeshere.com)
Date: Mon 22 May 2000 - 00:30:47 IST
On Sun, May 21, 2000 at 11:44:21PM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > Perhaps you should get to know other people's situations. Like
> > most people, my machines are based on various distributions.
> ah... well in that case you should ask your vendor for a kernel
> update. :)
As I pointed out, the vendor doesn't seem to supply those, and I can see why.
> of course. And since your question was about Linus' kernels, then
> you should have no problem with Linus' patches. :)
I don't recall my question mentioning Linus' kernels specifically. Oh no -
it's happened - Linux is forking !
> so stick with the vendor kernel packages then :)
I do, generally. It was just that a thought had occured to me. Someone else
pointed out that the question had come up on the kernel sources, and had
been shot down in flames, not entirely to my surprise.
> how difficult can the following be:
> cd /usr/src/linux
> bzcat /wherever/patch-2.2.15.bz2 | patch -p1
Piece of piss, if the relevant patch is available, which if may not be for
certain vendors' distributions.
Niall O Broin
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