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From: "Calum Selkirk" <cselkirk@...>
Subject: Fwd: New sys-kernel tree layout
Date: Wed Apr 24 07:36:18 2002
it seems gentooppc-user and gentooppc-dev are not included in the To
field when Daniel et al post announcements .. for the moment i'll fwd
to the list (i have emailed asking that ppc be added)



----- Forwarded message from Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o> -----

> Date: 23 Apr 2002 09:05:32 -0600
> From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>
> Reply-To: gentoo-user@g.o
> To: gentoo-announce@g.o, gentoo-dev@g.o,
> 	gentoo-user@g.o, gentoo-core@g.o
> Subject: [gentoo-user] New sys-kernel tree layout
> X-Mailer: Ximian Evolution 1.0.3 

> Hi all,
> We now have a new arrangement in Portage's sys-kernel tree. 
> sys-kernel/linux-sources no longer exists, and has been replaced with
> the following consistently-named selection of kernel source packages:
> gentoo-sources:
> The gentoo-sources ebuild is our replacement for our previous
> linux-sources ebuild.  It contains a "custom" Gentoo Linux kernel source
> tree, optimized for server performance and desktop responsiveness.  We
> try to ensure that this kernel is very fast and stable and we recommend
> this kernel for most people.  However, XFS support is no longer included
> in this kernel.  If you use XFS, use sys-kernel/xfs-sources.
> vanilla-sources:
> The vanilla-sources ebuild installs a "mainline" kernel source tree,
> giving you the exact same thing as if you downloaded a stock kernel from
>  It will be handy for those who use stock kernel source tree
> -- now you can merge this kernel, and have a kernel source tree
> installed to /usr/src automatically.
> usermode-sources:
> This usermode-sources ebuild installs mainline sources that have been
> patched to support user-mode Linux (a special technology that allows you
> to run "Linux inside Linux.")
> xfs-sources:
> The xfs-sources ebuild installs sources that support XFS; specifically,
> this ebuild contains a CVS snapshot of SGI's own XFS source tree.  In
> the future, we may add other minor (and stable) performance-enhancing
> patches as well.  We've found that using a SGI XFS CVS shapshot is the
> best way to go if you're going to use the XFS filesystem.  If any of
> your Gentoo Linux filesystems are XFS, then, you'll need to use this
> kernel.
> openmosix-sources:
> The openmosix-sources ebuild installs a kernel source tree that has been
> specially patched with support for the GPL openMosix clustering and
> load- balancing technology.  For more info, see
> I hope you find the new layout more intuitive.  All ebuilds work
> similarly and will install a kernel source tree to a directory inside
> /usr/src and will set the /usr/src/linux symlink to point to this
> directory.  We also plan to add a greater selection of kernels in the
> future -- even customized kernels from other distributions like Mandrake
> and Red Hat.
> Best Regards,

Re: Fwd: New sys-kernel tree layout
-- Joe McMahon
Re: Fwd: New sys-kernel tree layout
-- Pieter Van den Abeele
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