|FROM ||Ruben Safir
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someone explain this too me?
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Subject: Re: [opensuse] Q re earlier versions of kernel in
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:29:07 +0100
From: Richard Brown
To: Basil Chupin
CC: SuSE Linux
On 8 January 2018 at 06:58, Basil Chupin wrote:
> Could someone please tell me where can one find copies of the earlier
> versions of the kernel prior to the latest (4.14.12-x) now in repo.
> download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/ ?
nowhere - Kernel:/stable is a devel project, and does not offer
previous versions of built binaries
We only provide such service (old versions of updated packages) for
our Leap distribution (through the Update repos), and Tumbleweed
through the relatively new concept of the "tumbleweed-cli" tooling
Archiving every binary produced by ever devel project would be
prohibitively expensive, especially fast moving devel projects like
It is also worth remembering that, despite the attempts to "never
break userspace", the reality is the kernel (like most of our
packages) is a moving target that is often best compiled in the
context of a distribution, and who's distribution packages are best
compiled in the context of that kernel.
We can provide the old versions in Leap's update channel precisely
because we curate Leap's packages to ensure each update doesn't impose
major changes. There is no such promise for kernel:/stable - in fact
it can be expected to change quickly, inline with whatever is going on
in the upstream stable Kernel.
In other words, you shouldn't be expecting the kernel:/stable devel
project to provide the same level of integration and support that you
see in Leap
Hope this helps.
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