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Old 05-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Upgrade Linux Kernel Source Files


Hi all, I am building a kernel for a specific platform and am using the cross-compile method. However, it occurred to me that there may be a better way to do it. The vendor provides an already prepared kernel source, what I am wondering is if I can simple upgrade that source from 2.6 to 3.*?
 
Old 05-22-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Hi all, I am building a kernel for a specific platform and am using the cross-compile method. However, it occurred to me that there may be a better way to do it. The vendor provides an already prepared kernel source, what I am wondering is if I can simple upgrade that source from 2.6 to 3.*?
I am sure that you will be able to get the newer kernels from the testing branch of your repo. Note that if you have a support contract, they will most likely not bother about giving you support anymore so it is a waste of the money that you have paid. Maybe see with support if there is a supported kernel in the 3* range.

But generally speaking, by enabling the testing or unstable repo and doing an update will get you the more recent stuff, but I would recommend against it if you provide customers with service level agreements.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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That would be great except it is an android device, the manufacturer isn't really supporting Linux on it.
 
  


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