Bill Jonas on Sun, 4 Jun 2000 23:50:46 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [PLUG] Debian Question

On Sun, 4 Jun 2000 wrote:

>A really really long time ago, I developed the habbit of always
>recompiling my own kernels.  Never felt like I was done an install until
>I'd done so.  And I keep my kernels up to date.  With debian, once I
>install a current kernel, I remove the kernel package.  

One useful thing that someone pointed out to me is the kernel-package
package for Debian.  The actual command is make-kpkg... you want to run
it after you've done your 'make <x,menu>config'... it'll compile
everything and make a .deb of your kernel, including the modules *and*
your .config, which it'll install as something like
/boot/dot.config-2.2.14-something-or-other-like-that.  (Ever wondered
how a kernel was configured, but don't have the .config?)

>I've also been running debian unstable, continuously updated, for some

apt is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Now if someone would just put out the easy-to-use Debian distribution,
one that doesn't suck.  (And before Corel is pointed out, you can't
upgrade to potato without removing the kde-corel packages, and making it
not Corel anymore.  Seems the Corel-specific packages rely on a
particular version of apt, rather than 'this version or greater'.  Oh,
and I've yet to try Storm Linux.)

>Ever heard of .cshrc?             | "Linux means never having to delete
That's a city in Bosnia. Right?    |  your love mail." -- Don Marti
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc  |
on the intuitiveness of commands.) |

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