You can't always cleanly replace a distros kernel..
Posted Sep 30, 2004 8:18 UTC (Thu) by csamuel
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In reply to: Mistake
Parent article: Driver core functions: GPL only
> And no, distributors choice to not provide latest kernels for old
> distributions has nothing to do with kernel. You can use kernel
> 2.4.27 in place of 2.4.0 easily (no userspace changes are required
> unless you want to use new, added functionality - it's your choice,
> not obligation)
Thus speaks someone who hasn't used Redhat Enterprise Linux 3, where RH
backported NPTL from 2.6 and enabled it in glibc with the result that if
you install a stock 2.4 kernel instead of a RHEL3 kernel RPM various
userland programs (such as up2date for instance) break. :-(
If you install a stock 2.6 kernel it all magically works again..
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