Re: [Vserver] vserver 2.0.2 patch for kernel

From: Tom Coetser <>
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2006 - 06:58:03 BST
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Hi Corey,

On Tuesday 28 March 2006 01:01, Corey Wright wrote:
> with ubuntu's 6 month release cycle and 18 months of security support, i
> can use their kernel (with vserver patch) at release and have 1.5 years and
> 3 more ubuntu releases before i lose security support. for example, i'm
> currently using breezy's 2.6.12 with vserver's 2.0, and pretending that i
> can't get any vserver release to apply to dapper's 2.6.15, i can continue
> using my current setup and i'll still have another year and 2 more ubuntu
> releases before i have to upgrade to continue receiving security support.
> i still have the problem with using older kernels on newer hardware, but i
> have another chance to upgrade every 6 months (and can even adapt my
> purchasing to accomodate that schedule). maybe i'm making too big of a
> deal over this, but after enduring the sarge release cycle, i'm cautious.

Sounds like a very good solution.

As a matter of interest, how do you use the ubuntu kernels with vserver
patches on your sarge box? Do you add the ubuntu repositories to sources.list
and install the ubuntu kernel source of choice? - which vserver patches do
you use then? those from the ubuntu vserver-patch package or directly from
How do you then deal with security updates? Get the updated kernel source
release and patch and rebuild?

> enough of my ranting. that's my posting for the month, so the list doesn't
> have to worry about my multi-kilobyte ramblings for a while. :-D

All informative, so thanks ;-)

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