Posted Jan 22, 2004 14:25 UTC (Thu) by utoddl
Parent article: Kernel release status
The current 2.2 kernel is 2.2.25, which has been out forever. Strangely enough, I had reason to build it the other day. (I'm trying to figure out when/how a problem krept in that's been bugging me since 2.4, but that's another story.) The README says what minimum GNU C, Kernel modutils, Binutils, etc. versions are required to build it, but we're way beyond any of those. I was surprised (well, not very) to find that I couldn't create a working 2.2.25 kernel with the tools that come with RedHat 9.
So, my question is, what are the maximum versions required for older stable kernels? Or, if that's not my problem, what am I doing wrong? I used to build 2.2 kernels, but that was back in the RedHat 6.x days. I'm open to suggestions...
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