Re: Are there precompiled fully patched Debian kernels?
From: Ron Johnson (ron.l.johnson_at_cox.net)
To: Debian-User <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:39:27 -0600
On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 21:05 +0100, Michael Pronath wrote:
> Hi all,
> we are currently trying to find out whether SuSE, Redhat or Debian suits
> best our needs for our 20+ Linux desktop clients + few laptops office
> network. There is one thing that would certainly put Debian out of the
> competition so I want to check back if the following is true:
> Some things that we need don't work with the pure kernels. For example,
> OpenAFS needs patches for the 2.6 kernels, cryptoloop needs patches for
> the 2.4 kernels, SATA (libata/ata_piix) needs patches in the 2.4
> kernels, openafs-modules needs to be compiled for the 2.4 kernels. It
> seems to us, that all of this stuff is included in the precompiled 2.6
> kernel from SuSE, whereas using Debian would require us to patch and
> compile the kernel on our own. We think so because we didn't find a
> similarly heavily patched, precompiled Debian kernel via apt.
> Patching, compiling and *testing* operating system kernels on our own is
> definitely not an option for us. What we need are working tested kernel
> images and modules packages including these patches, and being updated
> automatically via network for security updates. So far, this seems to
> be impossible with Debian, but I'd suppose many Linux users consider
> this as crucial, so I wondered and ask.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Just out of curiosity:
- Why are you mixing 2.4 & 2.6 kernels? Why not just standardize
- Why AFS? It's pretty esoteric, and so doesn't get that much
testing. You want it for laptop synchronization?
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