Jeff Stevens wrote:
What does it mean to see an rpm with a kernel of 2.6.10-1.741_FC3,
we go to a site like http://www.kernel.org
and see the latest kernel is
1.741_FC3 is the Fedora version of the kernel.
Linus Torvalds produces "base" kernels every few months. These days, he
doesn't automatically re-release to fix known bugs: he waits until the
new features he's been adding have settled down. (That, at least, is the
Alan Cox is currently taking the kernels that Linus Torvalds releases,
and providing "-ac" versions that do have the bug fixes and security
fixes. There will be a number of these for each release Linus makes:
currently, we're on 2.6.10-ac10.
Then Dave Jones adds in a few features that Red Hat wants to see in the
kernel, but for various reasons won't go into the Linus kernel (for
example, the Exec-Shield patch, and until recently, 4G/4G). That's the
Fedora version of the kernel, which gets its own numbering system based
on the Red Hat build system. That's the 1.741 bit.
If one wanted to compile their own kernel from this site,
would they be losing fixes/etc. from the "-1.741_FC3" portion?
Yes. At the moment, you'd lose *security* fixes.
Use the latest -ac. I am.
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