Instructions on how to handle kernel upgrades

James Blackwell jblack at
Sun Aug 29 01:53:33 CDT 2004

> > On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 10:05:47AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Are you referring to the fact that the installer currently installs
> > > kernel-image-x.y.z rather than a kernel-image-x.y metapackage?  I think it
> > 
> > That sounds good to me, though that wasn't where I wasn't coming from. :)
> > 
> You asked what we were doing about kernel upgrades; what did you mean, if
> not the packaged kernels?

I was asking about building by hand.

> > I wouldn't mind continuing that practice, but I'd hate to break all of the
> > nifty automatic stuff ubuntu in doing in the process.
> You are free to build your kernel by hand if you really want to; it's
> supported and won't break anything (assuming you don't overwrite files
> provided by the packages).  Though, some of us find this practice nearly as
> obsolete as that of building all your own applications from source. :-)

Maybe its about time for me to drag myself out of the stoneages. 

I was having trouble running nstx, which had an ambigious error regarding
not being able to set up the tunnel. Turns out the problem was that
/dev/net/tun and /dev/tap0 didn't exist.

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