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Debian News: Running Linux 2.4.x with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2

Apr 16, 2001, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)
From:   Martin Schulze <>
Subject:        Running Linux 2.4.x with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2
Date:   16 Apr 2001 14:30:43 +0200

The Debian Project                      
Running Linux 2.4.x with Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 
April 15, 2001

Since the new version of the Linux kernel, 2.4.x, was not finished at
the time Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 was created, it was not possible to
adjust the system in order to work with some of the changes in the

Adrian Bunk, a Debian developer, maintains an archive of packages that
need to be updated in case you want to run the new kernel on your
potato machine.

These packages are mostly recompiled versions of those packages found
in our `unstable' distribution, so despite Adrian's efforts, we can
not guarantee that everything will work perfectly.

CAUTION: After you have upgraded the modutils package to the one from
         this archive, you can no longer run a modular 2.0.x kernel.

>>> More information


Please read the information on this web page carefully before upgrading!

>>> Using apt

Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

  deb potato main
  deb-src potato main

Then issue the following commands:

  apt-get update
apt-get -u dist-upgrade This will upgrade all necessary packages. Please check the ``New packages'' below if there are new packages that you need, for example, if you want to use a new feature like ReiserFS, install the `reiserfsprogs' package. * devfsd (1.3.11-0.1)
* initrd-tools (0.1.5)
* iptables (1.2.1-1)
* kernel-image-2.4.2-i386 (2.4.2-1) * kernel-source-2.4.2 (2.4.2-3)
Binary packages:
+ kernel-doc-2.4.2
+ kernel-source-2.4.2
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-386
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-586
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-586tsc
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-686-smp
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-686
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-k6
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-k7
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-pentium4
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-pentiumiii
+ kernel-headers-2.4.2-pentiumiii-smp
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-386
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-586
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-586tsc
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-686-smp
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-686
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-k6
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-k7
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-pentium4 + kernel-image-2.4.2-pentiumiii
+ kernel-image-2.4.2-pentiumiii-smp
* kernel-source-2.4.3 (2.4.3-2)
Binary packages:
+ kernel-doc-2.4.3
+ kernel-source-2.4.3
+ mkcramfs
* libxml2 and libxml2-dev (2.3.3-2)
* reiserfsprogs (3.x.0h-3)
* usbmgr (0.4.6-2)