On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 22:44 +0100, Mark Williamson wrote:
> I'd have thought it would be possible to use apt to retrieve the appropriate
> source without needing to use git but I'm not familiar enough with Debian
> matters to tell you the exact procedure off the top of my head.
You can use apt, what you get is a tagged snapshot of the Git tree +
patches that are applied to build different types of kernels.
apt-get source linux-image-2.6.24-xx gets that snapshot. The stuff in
debian/ is what's used to turn that (more or less) pristine kernel into
xen0, openvz, rt, server, desktop, etc ...
Unless you need to go to a different version of the kernel, there's no
need to use git to fetch it, apt is fine.
It can be rather confusing to people who aren't familiar with the Debian
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