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    Upgrading to woody kernel 2.4.10 problem
    Contributed by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 24 @ 21:20:29 BST

    Ask Debianplanet
    I had Progeny Debian with kernel 2.4.9 compiled for potato. I have upgraded to woody just fine. But when i try to get the kernel 2.4.10 installed from woody, its complaining about modutils and initrd-tools not being configured. So when I try to configure them, they complain about incompatibility with my present running kernel(2.4.9). I got into kinda "locked" situation. Any help out of this situation is greatly appreciated.

    DanielS: Uh, Progeny is based on woody; not potato. Try dpkg --configure --force-depends kernel-image-2.4.10-

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    Re: Upgrading to woody kernel 2.4.10 problem (Score: -1, Troll)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 25 @ 05:17:18 BST

    Why has debianplanet turned into some sort of newbie help desk, instead of insightful, interesting articles like it used to be? debian-user mailing list, people.

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    Re: Upgrading to woody kernel 2.4.10 problem (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by searcher on Thursday, October 25 @ 05:34:44 BST
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    I've often wondered about this....

    I've run linux for a few years now, via

    many different distros. Debian being my choice

    after numerous trials and errors w/ others.

    Ever since the beginning though, I've never

    stuck w/ the stock kernel of _any_ distro.

    Nor have I used any other packaged kernel.

    I see many RPM and DEB kernel packages available.

    How many of ya'll do use these packages?

    What I've heard for centuries now, is that

    "to get the full use, you should compile your

    own kernel to fit your hardware."

    I've been doing that, and am comfortable w/ it.

    How much of that is necessary? Would a deb smp

    kernel package fit my hardware _enough_?

    (Rhetorical question, because I'll still do it


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    Re: Upgrading to woody kernel 2.4.10 problem (Score: 1)
    by captainlarry (org.spack@larry) on Thursday, October 25 @ 16:11:44 BST
    (User Info)

    I never used to use the stock Debian kernels because they lagged far behind what was available, and back in the mid ninties there were often bugs which required an upgrade 🙂

    I've been using the stock Debian kernels for a couple of years now and I have no real complaints except for features. The only time I really compile my own kernels is for PCMCIA related issues on my laptop.

    I do wish that Debian kernels would include alternate filesystems and security patches sooner though. I'd love to see a non-us kernel which had the ipsec hooks, hooks for file system encryption, ext3, reiser, openwall (or the 2.4 equivelent) and maybe even sub-domain (from wirex). In the mean time I do without or build my own kernel.

    Basically my philosophy is that I'm a busy guy and when I can leverage the work of other people to make my life easier ... I do it.


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    DanielS, UH, pull your head out of your ass. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, October 25 @ 16:32:48 BST

    Why post these questions if you're going to insert the sarcastic "UH" in all of your replies?

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    Re: Upgrading to woody kernel 2.4.10 problem (Score: 1)
    by patriceCH on Thursday, October 25 @ 20:51:57 BST
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    What I've heard for centuries now, is that "to get the full use, you should compile your own kernel to fit your hardware."

    I second that.

    But there are machines which aren't really performance critical for me. And if I haven't yet configured a kernel for the particular machine/model I keep the stock kernel just because the extra time isn't worth it.

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