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Re: How do I keep testing current-amd64 witout so much trouble?

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 15:27:08 +0000
Michael Graff <> wrote:

> Paul Goyette wrote:
> > True.  But in the original request, he was reverting to 5.99.4
> > backup copy, so both the "stable" 5.99.4 and "test" 5.99.5 modules
> > would be able to peacefully coexist.
> Perhaps we need to abstract out the version number for -current
> entirely?
> When the kernel is built, use the time in seconds as a timestamp.
> Then check for that as a path component, and if that fails, then the
> version path.
> This will let you install modules as desired, and yet keep a stable
> copy around for as long as you want.  Sure, you'll have to pass that 
> timestamp off to the module install script, but oh well.
I haven't tried any systems with loadable modules yet -- does 'boot -a'
let you specify the module path?

                --Steve Bellovin,

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