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Bug 55210 - How long until gentoo-sources will be 2.6 based?
Summary: How long until gentoo-sources will be 2.6 based?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
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Reported: 2004-06-25 20:18 UTC by hodak
Modified: 2004-06-26 03:18 UTC (History)
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Description hodak 2004-06-25 20:18:40 UTC
This is just a question for gentoo-sources maintaners: Is there any estimate when  will gentoo-sources move to 2.6? 

I know that there are gentoo-dev-sources, but I have been using gentoo-sources since I installed Gentoo and want to do so (unless it will stay 2.4 for much longer). Also, dev-sources are moving much faster then gentoo-sources.
Also, quite a few people are asking the same thing, so it will be good to have official comment on gentoo-sources status.


Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 John Mylchreest (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-26 03:18:56 UTC
the official stance on this will be that gentoo-dev-sources will move into gentoo-sources once the config-kernel pinning code has been tested and working.

the config-kernel pinning will mean we can condense all versions of the kernel into a single package which are within the same patchset.

ie: gentoo-sources will have 2.4 and 2.6 versions
if you choose to not use 2.6, then you can pin kernel sources to 2.4
a rough guestimate of this work going into portage is a month or so.
there has been a lot of delays recently in kernel-land.