[ubuntu-uk] dapper kernel source

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Wed Feb 14 21:16:32 GMT 2007

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007, Llywelyn Owen wrote:

Hello Llywelyn,

> I need to install the kernel source on my Dapper laptop, the Synaptic
> package manager shows v 2.4.27-12 is available for download.

  kernel-source-*  are legacy packages imported from Debian.  You DON'T want

  linux-source-*   are Linux sources as shipped by Ubuntu.  Ubuntu has only
                   ever shipped 2.6 kernels, these ARE what you want.

The same aplies to 'linux-image-*';  this naming change has now been carried
over into Debian proper so the 'kernel-*' stuff is there mainly to support
migration and dist-upgrades from an already installed Debian machine.

Hopefully that'll get you sorted!

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