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Hi all. I was wondering if anyone knows of a distro that is using the kernel 2.6.39? I believe its at the moment in release candidate form and was wanting ...
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    Hi all.
    I was wondering if anyone knows of a distro that is using the kernel 2.6.39? I believe its at the moment in release candidate form and was wanting to use it on my scratch box.

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    Hello and Welcome.
    If these guys don't have it, it doesn't exist. You may have to compile it yourself if you want it bad enough though.
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    cheers i was on the verge of compiling it myself, was just curious if there were any distros that may use it, say an experimental distro. I am highly guessing the answer would be no, but you never know unless you ask the question!

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    gentoo has it in their repo
    Gentoo Packages /category/sys-kernel/

    Possibly other source based distros as well.
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    I think it would be better to use "latest stable version" rather than going for dev. releases which may contain bugs or unresolved issues in it
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    Lakshmipathi, you are correct of course for (at least) anything close to a production environment.
    But agarrett5 is using phrases like "experimental", "scratch box", "verge of compiling it myself".
    So why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Lakshmipathi, you are correct of course for (at least) anything close to a production environment.
    But agarrett5 is using phrases like "experimental", "scratch box", "verge of compiling it myself".
    So why not?
    Yes,he can use them I don't have any issues with it but the latest stable release was dated as "2011-05-02" ,just 2 days back. Mostly on dev-release some patches might be reverted back or included and those won't have tested properly. Anyway its his choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    gentoo has it in their repo
    Gentoo Packages /category/sys-kernel/

    Possibly other source based distros as well.
    It is masked, you'll need to unmask it before you can download or install.
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    If you use openSUSE (any - 11.3, 11.4 and 12.1milestone) you can load kernel 2.6.39-rc5 from the Kernel/HEAD repository.
    It's ready to use - no compiling necessary. But obviously all of the above caveats apply.
    Last edited by peteh; 05-06-2011 at 08:22 AM. Reason: to insert link
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    You can also get it from Ubuntu.

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