[arch-general] Kernel source URL change

Tharre tharre3 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 22:05:25 UTC 2018

On 08/01, Andrey Vihrov via arch-general wrote:
> - Previously the list of applied patches was very transparent. You could
> immediately see that the kernel and kernel patch tarballs come from
> kernel.org, and view individual extra patches. Now the code comes from a
> non-kernel source, and cannot be verified as easily.

Just run `git log v$_srcver`. That will show you all the patches that
have been applied to the upstream release.

That the sources do no longer come from kernel.org is irrelevant, you
should _always_ verify the gpg signature for auditing purposes.

> - Previously, if a new kernel version is released and is not yet in the
> repos, you could more or less take the official linux PKGBUILD, change
> one number and build it yourself. With the new layout it is not clear
> how to achieve this.

git-rebase(1) will accomplish that.

> - An often cited Arch policy is to use software as released by upstream
> with minimal patching. What becomes of this policy if one of the core
> packages builds from a technical fork instead of upstream?

Nobody forked the linux kernel, and no new patches have been added. The
resulting package is exactly the same, so nothing changed in that


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