Re: Linux v2.4.19

From: Ged Haywood (
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 16:00:58 EST

Hi there,

On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:

> Haven't the tarballs usuaully been archived as 'linux/' instead of
> 'linux-2.4.19/' ?

Absolutely not. Many systems have a symlink 'linux' to the current
kernel tree, which is a directory e.g. 'linux-2.2.16'. If the tarball
extracts into the 'linux' directory it would overwrite the (presumed
working) source. I'm sure that the use of 'linux' was an oversight.
At least I hope it was.


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