Compiling the dapper kernel

Tony Lewis gnutered at
Thu Aug 17 10:30:28 UTC 2006

Peter Mann wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 07:25:06PM +1000, Tony Lewis wrote:
>> It would appear that the linux-686 version is old.  If I wget the 
>> package, it's dated 11 July.  Doesn't that indicate that these packages 
>> are lacking the latest security updates?
> no, because linux-686 is only meta-package ...

$ apt-cache showpkg linux-686
Dependencies: - linux-image-686 (0 (null)) linux-restricted-modules-686 (0 
(null)) - linux-image-686 (0 (null)) linux-restricted-modules-686 (0 

$ apt-cache show linux-image-686
Depends: linux-image-2.6.15-26-686

Fair enough then, and thanks.  Still trying to resolve why the 
KernelGitGuide method and the KernelCustomBuild on the wiki don't seem 
to work for the Ubuntu kernel.  Or, the official method for recompiling 
the dapper kernel.


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