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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 16:18, Ken Johanson wrote:

> > I really and truly don't see the fuss. 
> 
> I dont either - I say its trivial to just include it on the installer 
> discs. Its the most sound way to do it - no versioning, no networking or 
> downloading or md5summing or biting our nails. It just works. So 
> beautifully.
> 
> Why isn't having the kernel source in
> > a _source_ RPM better? It's more handy to have your modified kernel in the
> > form of an RPM anyway, _especially_ if you're a power user.
> > 
> > Also, I don't think you're likely to want to get the ISO images anyway --
> > you probably will want the latest update package if available, since kernel
> > update packages are both inevitable and not released lightly.
> > 
> > 
> This I fully agree on, that updates are usually needed anyway, except 
> that we should be able to do incremental upgrades to the original source 
> tree, not have to grab entire source trees or prebuilt, one-size-fits 
> all binaries, at the moment we realize "hey - this distro didnt come 
> with the src tree - let me donload it or burn it onto disc"

So how many other mailing lists have you lost this flame war on?

(sorry for feeding the troll!  Really!)

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