concerning headers, glibc, and kernel upgrades

Ivan Zaigralin
Tue Nov 18 05:05:00 GMT 2014

Thanks! Things are a bit clearer now, but I welcome any other comments,
if anyone wants to offer an opinion.

On 11/17/2014 08:56 PM, Paul Pluzhnikov wrote:
>> Traditionally, Slackware -stable has kernel, headers, and glibc frozen,
>> with headers matching the kernel. The kernel is never upgraded (afaik),
>> instead individual commits are applied to the kernel when a particularly
>> severe hole is discovered. All of this done, seemingly, for the fear of
>> mismatch.
> That fear is irrational.

I should clarify that the fear is mine. I really do not wish to imply any
motivations on the part of other Slackware developers.

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