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Old 03-31-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
C.Loko
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Kernel Upgrade via patches


ok let's say i install stable 2.6.4. Then when 2.6.5 stable comes out instead of downloading the 2.6.5 source is there any other way to go from 2.6.4 ---> stable 2.6.5 via a patch??And if there is one, after applying the patch do i have to recompile again ???And of course what is better: applying a patch or download the new kernel source and compiling ???

PS:Is there any similar method for ALSA?

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Old 03-31-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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Patches do not patch the kernel. they patch the source code used to compile a kernel. official patches are available from kernel.org. there are also patches written by others that add support. For instance SGI has patches that, when applied to the kernel source code and then compiled, add support for XFS file system.
If you know how to compile you should be able to handle patching and it makes for much smaller downloads while keeping you up-to-date.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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Originally posted by gnashley
Patches do not patch the kernel. they patch the source code used to compile a kernel. official patches are available from kernel.org. there are also patches written by others that add support. For instance SGI has patches that, when applied to the kernel source code and then compiled, add support for XFS file system.
If you know how to compile you should be able to handle patching and it makes for much smaller downloads while keeping you up-to-date.
So every time you apply a patch you have to recompile for the patch to work,right ??
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:22 AM   #4
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you do have to recompile because you would now have a new kernel. If you skip the make mrproper step and go straight to the compile you will begin with the current configuration of the previous kernel. This might be a good option to take.
 
  


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