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Old 09-07-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
ikkuh
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stable to testing,.???


Hey guys,
As I'm trying to install my Sitecom WL-011 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA card, I need a kernel above 2.4.18,

As I found a tutorial that exactly fit's my configuration, I wand to download and compile kernel-source-2.4.19, As that is a testing release while I'm now running a stable 2.4.17, Also my "apt-get install kernel-sources" command doesn't show my kernel-version 2.4.19, as the right links aren't in my apt/source.list.

Now are there mayor issues going from stable to testing,
Does anyone knows how long it takes before 2.4.19 will be a stable kernel?
And how do I install my 2.4.19 kernel (That is; how do I get the kernel-source to my /usr/src/ dir?)


Tnks
 
Old 09-07-2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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Do you need to recompile the kernel or do you just need to upgrade to a more recent kernel. If you just need to get a more reccent kernel then you can do an apt-get to install the new kernel. That kernel will be in testing though. As for testing and stable, testing is pretty darned stable. But you can also keep a mixed system, using mostly stable packages and the testing versions of the ones you need. Search the debian site for how to keep what they call a "mixed system". As for the kernel image it depends on the type of procesor you have. here is a basic listing.
http://http://packages.debian.org/cg...ng&release=all
 
Old 09-07-2003, 07:53 PM   #3
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Re: stable to testing,.???

Quote:
Originally posted by ikkuh
Hey guys,
As I'm trying to install my Sitecom WL-011 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA card, I need a kernel above 2.4.18,

As I found a tutorial that exactly fit's my configuration, I wand to download and compile kernel-source-2.4.19, As that is a testing release while I'm now running a stable 2.4.17, Also my "apt-get install kernel-sources" command doesn't show my kernel-version 2.4.19, as the right links aren't in my apt/source.list.

Now are there mayor issues going from stable to testing,
Does anyone knows how long it takes before 2.4.19 will be a stable kernel?
And how do I install my 2.4.19 kernel (That is; how do I get the kernel-source to my /usr/src/ dir?)


Tnks
Just to give you some idea of what you can potentially do, here's a snapshot of my /etc/apt/sources.list file. I simply comment and uncomment things I want to try out. On many Debian mirror sites, there are directories for stable, testing, and unstable, also known at the present time as Woody, Sarge, and SID.

# /etc/apt/sources.list
# See sources.list(5) for more information

#Libranet
#deb http://libranetlinux.com updates-2.0/
#deb http://libranetlinux.com updates-2.7/
#deb http://libranetlinux.com updates/2.7/
#deb http://libranetlinux.com security/2.7/
deb http://libranetlinux.com updates/2.8/
deb http://libranetlinux.com security/2.8/


#Debian
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian woody main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
# Progeny unstable no longer appears to be available
#deb ftp://archive.progeny.com/debian unstable main
#deb http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/debian main contrib non-free
#deb http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/debian updates/newton/
#deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian stable main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian testing main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#deb http://debian.lcs.mit.edu/debian stable main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://debian.lcs.mit.edu/debian testing main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://debian.lcs.mit.edu/debian unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://archive.progeny.com/debian unstable main

#Debian Non-US
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/ stable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://non-us.debian.org/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/ sarge/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/ woody/non-US main contrib non-free
deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/ woody/non-US main contrib non-free

#Debian security updates
deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security sarge/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security stable/updates main contrib non-free

# Debian GNOME Testing
#deb http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2
#deb http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian stable gnome2
#deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
#deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
#deb http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2
#deb-src http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2

# Debian KDE Testing
#deb http://kde3.geniussystems.net/debian ./ #<- primary mirror
#deb http://kde.debian.co.nz/debian ./
#deb http://kde.ping.uio.no/i386 ./ #<- mirrors all kde debs
#deb http://download.us.kde.org/pub/kde/s...t/Debian/woody ./
#deb ftp://download.us.kde.org/pub/kde/st...est/Debian/sid ./
#deb http://wh9.tu-dresden.de/kde3/karolina ./
#deb ftp://download.uk.kde.org/pub/kde/st.../Debian/woody/ ./
#deb ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/packages/deskt...n/binary-i386/ ./
#deb http://download.us.kde.org/pub/kde/s...latest/Debian/ stable main
# Latest KDE debs for woody.
deb ftp://download.us.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.1/Debian/ stable main
# KDE 3.1 for stable
#deb http://ktown.kde.org/~nolden/kde stable main
#deb-src http://ktown.kde.org/~nolden/kde stable main

#deb http://people.debian.org/~schepler kdegames/ #<- for kdegames
#deb http://people.debian.org/~bab/kde3 ./ #<- for kdeartwork, kdeedu, kdesdk, and kdetoys
#deb http://people.debian.org/~njordan kde3.0/

#deb http://people.debian.org/~branden/sid/i386 ./ # XFree86 4.2
#deb http://people.debian.org/~schoepf/kde3/woody ./ # Or any KDE3 Woody mirror..deb http://download.us.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.0.3/Debian ./ # KDE 3.0.3
#deb http://people.debian.org/~bab/kde3 ./ # kdbg, kprof
#deb http://people.debian.org/~msp ./ # kmerlin & kpovmodeler
#deb http://www.inetontario.com/~tcharron/keramik/ ./ # keramik
#deb http://www.opensides.be/debian/kde3/ ./ # Quanta


#deb http://ers.linuxforum.hu/kde3deb/ ./ # ksensors, krusader, yammi, arson
# kile, kbear, kxicq
#Comment: directory cannot be browsed up to now,
#use apt-get update/install only...

# Location for Real Player
deb http://marillat.free.fr/ unstable main

# Mozilla Firebird project
#deb http://people.debian.org/~eric/debian/i386 ./

# Unstable version of XFCE4
#deb http://people.debian.org/~madkiss/xfce4/new ./
#deb-src http://people.debian.org/~madkiss/xfce4/new ./
deb http://people.debian.org/~madkiss/xfce4/4.0.0+rc3 ./
deb-src http://people.debian.org/~madkiss/xfce4/4.0.0+rc3 ./

# OpenOffice.org
#deb http://ftp.freenet.de/pub/ftp.vpn-junkies.de/openoffice sid main contrib

# JDK
deb http://ftp.tux.org/pub/java/debian unstable main non-free
 
  


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