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Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian
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Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian



Ok, I understand.  2.2.23 is stable.  But why aren't they using the new
2.4.5 kernel?  Or are they (debian), but their release number doesn't have
anything to do with the kernel version?

Jay
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] If I was to install debian


> jay, not quite.
>
> kernel versions are divided into 3 numbers.   the most recent stable
version
> is 2.4.5:
>
>    2   is called the version
>    4   is called the patchlevel
>    5   is called the sublevel
>
> when the *patchlevel* is odd, it's a beta kernel; when the patchlevel is
> even, it's a stable kernel.
>
> the sublevel can be anything in beta or stable.
>
> also, realize that when you're talking about "stable" in kernel
development,
> it doesn't mean that anything that's not stable is "unstable", as in it
> crashes; this is a common misconception.
>
> stable / unstable refers to the code that goes into the kernel.  a stable
> kernel is a codebase that doesn't change.   an unstable kernel codebase is
> one which has new features going into it with each sublevel.
>
> pete
>
>
> begin: Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com> quote
> > If I was to install debian and download:
> >
> > /debian/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/2.2.23-2001-04-15
> >
> > I assume that means I'm using the kernel 2.2.23??? Isn't that an
unstable
> > version of the kernel (i.e. stable versions are even numbered,
development
> > versions are odd)
> >
> > Jay
>
> --
> "The following addresses had permanent fatal errors..."      p@dirac.org
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