Originally Posted by evo2
If you have the linux-source package installed it will be upgraded with the security fixes. So, if a new linux-source package gets install in your daily "aptitude update && aptitude upgrade", you can simply rebuild your binary kernel package (make sure to reuse your painstakingly customized config).
Great, when i am reading what you are writing it now seem obvious that the source would be updated like any other package in the repository. I keep the source in an virtual instance of Debian Lenny this way the compile time is reduced many times because the server is a Pentium III (Coppermine).
While i was configuring the kernel i compiled it many times to check the changes i was making. At one time after spending the whole first day configuring i dediced to try "make mrproper" before reading the man pages, when it was done i realized that my .config was replaced with a standard one, NOOOOOOO
. Luckily at a earlier configuration stage i marked the option "Kernel .config support" and "Enable access to .config through /proc/config.gz because it sounded like a good idea.