how i can patch or update linux-2.6.17 ?

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by qwe010, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. qwe010

    qwe010 New Member

    hello

    please how i can patch the server

    linux-2.6.17

    to

    linux-2.6.18
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Which distribution do you use?
     
  3. qwe010

    qwe010 New Member

    gentos 0
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Pardon? Do you mean CentOS or Gentoo?
     
  5. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    In both cases, if you have the maintained kernel version, they are normally fixed to take care of security issues, so if there are updates, you will be able to fetch them via the package manager. in case of centos it would be yum (-> yum check-update to see the updates, yum update to perform the updates).
     
  6. qwe010

    qwe010 New Member

    thanks

    What is the difference between patch and update ?

    and please How i can use kernel.org
     
  7. qwe010

    qwe010 New Member

    CentOS 4.4
     
  8. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    with patch i menat the package maintainers (here centos) will fix all necessary bugs in the kernel or merge them to work with their os as they want it to.
    So normally there is no real necessity to change the kernel, except you need features that are not implemented yet, e.g. ext4 support in this concrete case. But maybe take a look at cenos plus / extra packages, maybe that kernel has the features you need.

    How to compile your own: http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_centos
     

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