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From: Xavier Neys <neysx@g.o>
Subject: Re: 2007.0 mojo
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 14:35:34 +0100
Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 23:54 -0700, Josh Saddler wrote:
>> 1) kick out any and all code references to 2.4 kernels, assuming none
>> are available for that arch -- note that things like vanilla-sources
>> (which may have been a 2.4 kernel package) are unsupported. 2.6 only as
>> much as possible.
> 
> No architectures are shipping 2.4-enabled media.  You can still do an
> install for 2.4 on a couple arches, but nobody's shipping it.

sparc-sources is still 2.4
hardened-sources still has 2.4 available

>> 2) update kernel install directions: no more "cp vmlinuz foo" or any
>> more "cp arch/whatever bar". let's get this thing modernized. No need
>> for it; a simple "make && make modules_install && make install" does the
>> whole thing for you, no manual intervention is required, beyond reading
>> grub.conf to make sure it's pointed to kernel /vmlinuz. "make install"
>> is much better than the cp crap.
> 
> Personally, I don't like this one, but I'm not really the one making the
> calls here.  My main complaint is that it's actually very inconsistent
> in what it does across multiple architectures.  As someone who owns (and
> uses) 9 architectures, I prefer the manual instructions better as it
> gives me a clearer picture of what is actually going on behind the
> scenes.

My preference as well, even though I use only 7 arches :)


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