Linked by Clinton De Young on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 03:07 UTC
Debian and its clones If you are reading this, I assume you already know what the Linux kernel is and why you may want to update it. However, if you are accidentally reading this walkthrough, just happen to be running Linux, and have no idea what the kernel is or why you would want to update it, the next two paragraphs are for you (if you are looking instead into a less verbose and more generic way of updating your kernel on any Linux distro, read here). In a neophyte nutshell, the Linux kernel is the brain of the Linux system. It tells your system which file systems, hardware, protocols, etc. are supported. There is a lot more to it than that, of course, but I think that diminutive description will suffice for now.
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by Iconoclast on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 15:39 UTC

Besides, I did provide the basic instructions right there in my post. No, they aren't a step-by-step process, but it's a starting point. Anyone who is semi-familiar with APT can figure out how to apt-cache kernel source.

That was my point actually. This article is specifically geared towards new users; ones that probably don't know anything about apt. Therefore, for this article's target audience, your post is cryptic and probably not very useful.

It appears that this article is very detailed on purpose, I would imagine, and very geared towards new users. Perhaps the author thought a more generic approach was the best way to write the article. If you feel differently, perhaps you could write an equally detailed article on the method you feel is best so people can have a choice of well documented methods instead of complaining because this guy didn't write exactly what you think he ought to have.

Again, I think the article serves its purpose well.