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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 02:18:26PM -0600, Ken Johanson wrote:
> >Uh, you should download the singled kernel-smp-*.rpm. Or more likely,
> >you've already got it installed since your SMP capable system was
> >autodetected at install time.
> If I installed with a single proc, then upgraded? Or vise versa?

Depends how you upgrade. If you switch motherboards, than probably not. But
if you have an SMP-capable system with just one processor, you'll get the
SMP kernel by default.

> 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.

Okay. But it works _more_ beautifully using the source RPM.


> 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"

I'm not even sure what your point is here. :) Where's the "except" coming
from? What's preventing you from doing this? You don't need the whole source
tree at all -- just the source for the packages you happen to want to
rebuild.

-- 
Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>


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