[xubuntu-users] more reliable kernel PPA?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Sun Oct 26 01:59:22 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-10-25 at 18:49 -0400, JMZ wrote:
> For a long time now I was using the PPA ppa:canonical-kernel-team/ppa 
> for periodic kernel updates.  It seems that this PPA has slowed down or 
> completely stopped.  I'm stuck at 3.16.0-23-generic on one machine and 
> (I think) on the other.  Both machines are now 14.10, so the 
> sources.list entry and sources.list.d file are for 'utopic'.  Is there 
> another, more reliable kernel PPA out there?  Yes, I know these are 
> perfectly newish functional kernels.  I just like to be at a very recent 
> stage in development.

Why not building it yourself?

Get the latest stable from upstream
extract it, change into the directory.

sudo -i
cp config-$(uname -r) .config
make oldconfig
make-kpkg clean
make-kpkg --initrd kernel-image kernel-headers

instead of sudo -i you could try to build with fakeroot.

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