linux-source-$(uname -r)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Oct 11 04:07:37 BST 2006

On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 01:10:27PM -0500, 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 the linux-source-2.6.17 package, which will always be out of date, or use 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.

Why do you think that the linux-source-* package will be out of date?  It's
built at the same time as the i386 kernels.

 - mdz

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