linux-source-$(uname -r)

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Sun Oct 8 20:06:44 BST 2006

On Sun, 8 Oct 2006, Rocco Stanzione wrote:

> One of the (very few) things I still miss coming from another distro is the
> ability to install the patched, configured, ready-to-go source of my running
> kernel, using the package manager.  There's a wiki page dedicated to building
> a custom kernel, and it offers two choices for getting the source: install
> the linux-source-2.6.17 package, which will always be out of date, or use
> git, which also will not give me the source of the running kernel.

But.. on edgy, linux-source-2.6.17 _is_ the patched, configured, 
ready-to-go source.. so it won't be "out of date". Repeat: it is not the 
upstream vanilla kernel!


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