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Bug 11493

Summary: SLOT definitions on sys-kernel/vanilla-sources
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: CJ Kucera <pez>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Brandon Low (RETIRED) <lostlogic>
Severity: normal CC: mholzer
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description CJ Kucera 2002-12-02 11:16:05 UTC
It appears that all of the kernel sources in sys-kernel/vanilla-sources have a
SLOT of zero.  Personally, I like to keep kernel sources around until I'm
entirely sure that I'll never need them again, and right now my system will wipe
out 2.4.19 when I do an "emerge clean."  I feel that the kernels should have a
SLOT of their version number, so if (for instance) you end up getting hit with
the 2.4.20 ext3 corruption bug, or whatever, you can easily build up another
2.4.19 kernel without having to re-download the (rather large) tarballs.  (Yes,
I suppose you'll probably still have the kernel sitting around in /boot . . .)

At the very least, portage should probably differentiate between 2.0, 2.2, and
2.4 kernels . . .

Just my opinion, though.
Comment 1 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-02 17:52:51 UTC
debian has several packages for the different kernel versions

that's just what this bug is for :)
Comment 2 CJ Kucera 2002-12-02 21:28:04 UTC
Groovy.  I do, however, realize that the tarballs will, of course, be around
unless you've consciously deleted them by hand.  So you've got the stuff in
/boot and the tarball anyway; unpacking shouldn't be that big of a deal.  The
".config" file would probably be saved because Portage won't know about it.

But still, if you've patched the kernel by hand or anything (like I have) it
would be kind of annoying to have it get wiped out.  :)
Comment 3 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-11 17:55:04 UTC
Yes, soon kernel-sources and associated modules should have SLOT=$PV or
SLOT=$PV-$PR but I'm waiting on carpaski to finish a portage feature relating
tot hat first.
Comment 4 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-04 01:19:21 UTC
db fix
Comment 5 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-04 01:24:20 UTC
db fix
Comment 6 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-25 09:35:11 UTC