[lug] What tweaks are done to kernels by distributors

Jonathan Corbet corbet at lwn.net
Mon Feb 19 08:20:10 MST 2001

> Another nice aspect of Debian (can't resist doing a little more advocacy
> here...) is that if you download their kernel-source packages, the way
> the packaging system works is that they give you both a true kernel
> source tree from upstream and a patch file that makes the "Debianized"
> changes so you can see EXACTLY what was done.  

Of course, RPM-based distributions work in exactly the same way...


Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor, LWN.net
corbet at lwn.net

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