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Old 05-23-2009, 05:15 AM   #1
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whats an rc5-kernel


well, thats the whole question:
what is an 2.6.30-rc5-686 kernel compared to a 2.6.29-2-686?
all i could find with a search is something about encryption.
thanks
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:27 AM   #2
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it's just a different version. 2.6.29.2 is a patch relase on the 2.6.29 branch (so "stable") whilst 2.6.30-rc5 is a *potential* release candidate for 2.6.30 (so "unstable") release

http://kernel.org/
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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From ../Documentation/applying-patches.txt
Quote:
The -rc kernels
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These are release-candidate kernels. These are development kernels released
by Linus whenever he deems the current git (the kernel's source management
tool) tree to be in a reasonably sane state adequate for testing.
Edit: didn't notice this is in the Debian forum. My answer is generic.

Last edited by syg00; 05-23-2009 at 05:57 AM.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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ok, thanks to both of you.

problem occured while following this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-945gm-727310/
where its getting adviced to add
deb http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel trunk main
to the sources.list to get the newest kernel. well the release canditate for 30 seems to be stable so far :-)

thanks again and greetings
 
  


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