[lfs-dev] lfs-dev Digest, Vol 2405, Issue 1

mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com
Sat Jan 31 18:37:01 PST 2015


Forgive me if I'm not replying correctly.  It's my first time on a
list like this one.

Thanks for your answers.

Bruce: I want to use LFS to learn more about operating systems and
more specifically GNU/Linux (got tired of Windows some time ago). 
Unless there's strong advice to the contrary, I'd rather follow the
book for now and use the latest 3.16.x release of the kernel.

Some questions based on the new information:

1. Does it matter greatly whether I download the ".tar.xz" or the
".tar.gz" files? (or should I download both?)
2. How do I do the sha256 sums check of these files?  

Rearding question 2: I see there is a sha256sums.asc file at the end. 
With the instructions from the book, I've done the md5 sums checks in
the terminal, but not sha256 sums checks.  I have also done both
checks online (with other files), but the online sites for this don't
seem to be very reliable:  Two of the sites I used at one time gave me
different answers for the same file.

Thanks again for your answers.

Best wishes to all.

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   1.  Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x? (mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com)
   2. Re:  Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x? (Chris Staub)
   3. Re:  Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x? (Bruce Dubbs)
   4. Re:  Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x? (Bruce Dubbs)
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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:18:59 -0500
From: mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com
To: lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: [lfs-dev] Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x?
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I'm starting with LFS, and read in the book that "the latest available
3.16.x kernel version should be used."

I found version 3.16.3 at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=d0335e4feea0d3f7a8af3116c5dc166239da7521

which is dated "2014-10-30."

So this seems to be the latest one, after the latest stable release of
the LFS 7.6 book, which seems to be "2014/09/23" (according to
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html

Now for the questions:

1. Can anyone confirm this is the kernel which should be used now?
2. How-ever do I download it?

Thanks in advance.
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:24:54 -0500
From: Chris Staub 
To: LFS Developers Mailinglist 
Subject: Re: [lfs-dev] Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x?
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On 01/30/15 13:18, mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com wrote:
> I'm starting with LFS, and read in the book that "the latest
available
> 3.16.x kernel version should be used."
>
> I found version 3.16.3 at:
>
>
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=d0335e4feea0d3f7a8af3116c5dc166239da7521
>
> which is dated "2014-10-30."
>
> So this seems to be the latest one, after the latest stable release
of
> the LFS 7.6 book, which seems to be "2014/09/23" (according to
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html
>
> Now for the questions:
>
> 1. Can anyone confirm this is the kernel which should be used now?

The book says to use the latest, so if that is the last 3.16.x version

you see, then that is indeed what should be used.

> 2. How-ever do I download it?

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:40:23 -0600
From: Bruce Dubbs 
To: LFS Developers Mailinglist ,
 lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: [lfs-dev] Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x?
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mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com wrote:
> I'm starting with LFS, and read in the book that "the latest
available
> 3.16.x kernel version should be used."
>
> I found version 3.16.3 at:
>
>
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=d0335e4feea0d3f7a8af3116c5dc166239da7521
>
> which is dated "2014-10-30."
>
> So this seems to be the latest one, after the latest stable release
of
> the LFS 7.6 book, which seems to be "2014/09/23" (according to
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html
>
> Now for the questions:
>
> 1. Can anyone confirm this is the kernel which should be used now?
> 2. How-ever do I download it?

If you look at section 3.2, it has the url:

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.16.2.tar.xz

Just remove the package part and point your browser to 
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x

It's a long list, but you can see that the latest 3.16 release is 
linux-3.16.7.tar.xz.

Depending on what you want, you may want to just use 3.18.5 (latest 
stable) or 3.14.31 (longterm).  See https://www.kernel.org for the 
latest releases and https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html for 
definitions.

   -- Bruce
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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:40:23 -0600
From: Bruce Dubbs 
To: LFS Developers Mailinglist ,
 lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: [lfs-dev] Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x?
Message-ID: 
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com wrote:
> I'm starting with LFS, and read in the book that "the latest
available
> 3.16.x kernel version should be used."
>
> I found version 3.16.3 at:
>
>
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=d0335e4feea0d3f7a8af3116c5dc166239da7521
>
> which is dated "2014-10-30."
>
> So this seems to be the latest one, after the latest stable release
of
> the LFS 7.6 book, which seems to be "2014/09/23" (according to
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html
>
> Now for the questions:
>
> 1. Can anyone confirm this is the kernel which should be used now?
> 2. How-ever do I download it?

If you look at section 3.2, it has the url:

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.16.2.tar.xz

Just remove the package part and point your browser to 
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x

It's a long list, but you can see that the latest 3.16 release is 
linux-3.16.7.tar.xz.

Depending on what you want, you may want to just use 3.18.5 (latest 
stable) or 3.14.31 (longterm).  See https://www.kernel.org for the 
latest releases and https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html for 
definitions.

   -- Bruce
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