debian-kernel-handbook - reference to Debian Linux kernel packages and development

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name debian-kernel-handbook
Package version 1.0.15
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 174 B
Download size 27.72 KB
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A reference manual for:
* Working on the linux package
* Building custom kernels and modules
* Working with initramfs images
* Kernel team policies


Package Version Architecture Repository
debian-kernel-handbook_1.0.15_all.deb 1.0.15 all Debian Main
debian-kernel-handbook - - -


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Binary Package debian-kernel-handbook_1.0.15_all.deb
Source Package kernel-handbook

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install debian-kernel-handbook deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install debian-kernel-handbook




2012-08-17 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.15) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jonathan Nieder ]
* Fix capitalization in "Applying patches or configuration changes"
* Add a reminder to disable CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO in 'make deb-pkg' examples
[ Ben Hutchings ]
* Work around debiandoc-sgml bug (#685046) to fix the 'current bug list'
link in the 'Filing a bug against a kernel package' section
2012-07-21 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.14) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ben Hutchings ]
* Remove custom version from 'make deb-pkg' example (Closes: #627838)
* Fix introduction to say the handbook describes wheezy (Closes: #651467)
* Add a section on disk space requirements for the official'linux' package
(Closes: #681550)
* Add Vcs-Git control field (Closes: #638479)
* Mark as capable of satisfying relations from foreign packages
(Multi-Arch: foreign) (Closes: #679204)
* Add example of using lsinitramfs command (Closes: #639846)
* Fix reference to linux-2.6 in package description
[ Jonathan Nieder ]
* Explain how to narrow the regression window with "git bisect"
when filing bugs (Closes: #627960)
2012-06-17 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.13) unstable; urgency=low
* Note that removed firmware is still packaged; suggested by Karl Goetz
* Remove documentation of linux-tree package, removed in squeeze
* Remove documentation of linux-patch-debian package, obsoleted by
packaging changes and redundant with
* Remove documentation of version-specific /etc/modules files, which are
no longer supported
* Use 3.x version numbers and current flavour and featureset names in
* Refer to the linux source package rather than linux-2.6
* Remove outdated advice to try disabling ACPI and IRQ routing options
* Remove an unnecessary version qualification
* Update explanation of source directories for quilted linux package
* Update example orig tarball names to indicate xz compression
* Update hooks policy description
- Debian 6.0 release is now in the past
- initramfs-tools is no longer special
- squeeze+1 has a name and number
* Note that official Linux kernel packages will use only 2 version
components in wheezy+1
2011-09-28 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.12) unstable; urgency=low
* Update reference to svn://; the hostname for
anonymous access is now
* Update the description of version formats for 3.x
2011-07-01 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.11) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove description of yaird and comparison with initramfs-tools
* Mention dracut as an experimental initramfs generator
* Explain how to build a linux-headers-common package, thanks to
Faheem Mitha
* Reword a few paragraphs in common-tasks, thanks to Karl Goetz
* Bump copyright year for 2011, thanks to Jonathan Nieder
* Refer to git repository, replacing the old svn repository
(Closes: #627835)
2011-04-26 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.10) unstable; urgency=low
* Explain how to override official kernel configuration and change
the ABI name, based in part on text by Faheem Mitha
* Explain the differences between upstream versions, package versions
and kernel versions
* Move 'simplified patching and building' instructions up, since most
users should be able to follow these
2010-11-23 - Ben Hutchings <>
kernel-handbook (1.0.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial upload to Debian archive - closes: #604713

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