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Old 10-21-2005, 08:00 AM   #1
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Kernel RPM "diff" update patches.

Hi all,

Does anyone know if there's someplace where someone has something like "diff" patches between various kernel rpm's??

That way it would not be neccesary to re-download the entire thing.


(I have 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 by the way)
Old 10-22-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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Um I think it would be better to use the new kernel RPM because the RPM takes care of a lot of things before and after installation and puts all the kernel modules and other files in the right place and properly adds itself to the boot menu. Also, it keeps the old kernel, which is good in case the new one doesn't work. The package is only about 43MiB. It's also not usually that necessary to upgrade the kernel if things work fine.
Old 10-22-2005, 01:52 AM   #3
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Well I actually meant a diff between the various kernel RPM updates... if you get what I'm saying.

As for 43 MiB... I hate sounding like a complainer but with my internet connection that's not small.. nor very cheap.


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