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Compiling Kernels The Debian Way

Thu, Jun 24th 2004: Karlsruhe, Germany: LinuxTag

It seems Debian has its own special way of doing pretty much everything, including compiling kernels. Debian has a system that allows you to compile your kernel and automatically build a Debian package around it, allowing you to install a new kernel in the same way as you install any other package. It also means you can build a kernel on one machine and then just install the package on other machines without having to recompile or track down all the loose ends - great if you need to upgrade a number of similar machines!