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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Linux kernel packages for 2.6.12 and up are named linux-*. (page 260)

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Reported on: 2005-07-26

In chapter 5. The Debian package management system on page 260:

The first item in the list on page 260 in section 5.12.2 speaks of a change in the naming scheme of the Debian kernel packages. Starting with the 2.6.12 kernel packages, the Debian Kernel Team has started using linux-* for the packages containing Linux kernel files.

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This change paves the way for other kernels to enter Debian proper. Where in the past you may have been looking for packages like kernel-image-2.6.8-1-k7 and kernel-source-2.6.8, you will now find linux-image-2.6.12-1-k7 and linux-source-2.6.12. The same applies to kernel headers and kernel tree packages.

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