[kwlug-disc] topic request

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Apr 30 23:22:07 EDT 2010

Different issues, I think, best dealt with separately.

But definitely a worthy issue.

Given threads in the list, it would be interesting to see a similarly
split presentation - one on both 'OS's, and a second on the two
package management 'tasks'.

I wouldn't want too deep a dive on either one though. e.g. OS', first
stop, is people often need headers to compile against the kernel,
etc., etc. Next might be a kernel module (e.g. dazuko/compatibility).
Next could be the kernel itself. [To nod to Bob on his past
presentation, device drivers get in here too.] Then perhaps a trivial
kernel mod.

	Also in here, but perhaps making things too complex, is following the
messages that appear on screen, which is doing what, which are/n't
kernel related, etc.

Same 'higher' level on package management - system software
maintenance steps: apt-get (aptitude?) mechanics, then rpm mechanics.

Perhaps, both, to wrapping something up to give to someone else, or to
send up to a repository. But not, I think, very low level dpkg tools?

So, one night, OS', Debian (kubuntu) contrasted with CentOS, another
night aptitude contrasted with rpm?

Certainly package management methodology has been a not infrequent 
list topic - usually coming up with 'what distro to use.' The answer 
to which seems to usually surround which package manager are you more 
comfortable with.

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 04/30/2010 9:07 PM:
> How about you expand that to include packaging application as .deb?
> Would that make for a 2 hour-ish presentation.
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Eric Gerlach
> <eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca<eric%2Bkwlug at gerlach.ca>
>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:19:40PM -0400, Stephen Palmateer wrote:
>>> Permission to request a discussion about building the linux kernel from
>>> source.
>>> I am attempting to build the CentOS 5.4 kernel from source and am
>>> frustrating my colleagues with questions they cannot answer.
>>> I have only been using linux (of one colour or another) for about a year
>> now
>>> and have been attending the KWLUG meetings for the last four months.
>> I can do something on building kernels The Debian Way (TM) (also
>> includes Ubuntu), but I can't help with CentOS.  I could probably split
>> the presentation with someone else.
>> No demos though... takes a little while to build a kernel :-)
>> Also, I'm not ready to commit to a date on this one, so don't sign me
>> up.

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