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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!)

Scot L. Harris
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