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Old 01-04-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Kernel Compiling Questions & HOWTO for Debian unstable

the performance was very slow,so I think to compile myself a kernel and i want to ask if I compile it manually if there any problem to occure with apt-get maybe and if I remove that kernel with apt-get and want to aks if there is a good guide how to compile kernel for debian,if there are anything special or it is as usual and if I manage to compile my kernel and to run it , will be there any problems if i install alsa from apt-get ? and one more question...How does debian manage the programs which are installed through source not with apt-get? do they appear in apt-get ? and if I uninstall them I must use make uninstall ?
Is there a compiling HOWTO special for debian ? (for kernels)
Old 01-04-2004, 11:04 AM   #2
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apt-get install kernel-package

Read documentation under /usr/share/doc/kernel-package/*
Old 01-04-2004, 11:35 AM   #3
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You'll find an excellent guide here which I followed and it worked perfectly for me. As a note in the first step it says;

# apt-get install debhelper modutils kernel-package libncurses5-dev

but I suggest;

# apt-get install debhelper modutils kernel-package libncurses5-dev libc6-dev

and I also suggest reading this

Having compiled a few kernels using the Debian way I suggest that you use Debian source and not that from The latter does not seem to work with Debian. You may not be able to get the kernel-source for your dist through apt-get but you you can download it via your browser eg 2.4.23 you'll find here

Hope this helps.

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Old 01-04-2004, 01:28 PM   #4
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OSNews had an article on compiling a kernel "the Debian way" last year.

The Very Verbose Guide to Updating and Compiling Your Debian Kernel


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