[linux-elitists] [dan: Error at kernel.org]

Dan Wilder dan@ssc.com
Thu Dec 27 09:04:00 PST 2001


On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 10:31:46PM -0800, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> Rob Walker writes:
> 
> > >>>>> On Wed, 26 Dec 2001 21:10:27 -0800, Dan Wilder <dan@ssc.com>
> > >>>>> said:
> > 
> > Dan> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 08:13:14PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > >> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 07:34:44PM -0800, Dan Wilder wrote:
> > >> > Anybody know how to reach a human at ftp.kernel.org?
> > >> > 
> > >> > ftp.kernel.org /pub/linux/kernel/v2.5 has an erroneous "LATEST-IS" 
> > >> > file, LATEST-IS-2.5.0.  I've tried writing three times since 
> > >> > Dec. 17 to ftpadmin@kernel.org.  Alas, no response.
> > >> > 
> > >> > Unfortunately we're relying on this file to be correct.  It has
> > >> > been, in the past, except briefly.
> > >> 
> > >> I'd recommend using the 'finger finger@kernel.org' for sensing the
> > >> current kernel versions.  Or just parsing the 'www.kernel.org' web page.
> > 
> > Dan> % finger finger@kernel.org
> > Dan> finger: finger: no such user.
> > 
> > bash-2.05a$ finger @kernel.org
> > [kernel.org]
> > The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is:          2.4.17
> > The latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree is:   2.4.18-pre1
> > The latest beta version of the Linux kernel is:            2.5.1
> > The latest prepatch for the beta Linux kernel tree is:     2.5.2-pre2
> > The latest -ac patch to the stable Linux kernels is:       2.4.13-ac8
> 
> Cute:
> 
> [zork(~)] finger @kernel.org
> [kernel.org]
> The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is:          2.4.17
> The latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree is:   2.4.18-pre1
> The latest beta version of the Linux kernel is:            2.5.1
> The latest prepatch for the beta Linux kernel tree is:     2.5.2-pre2
> The latest -ac patch to the stable Linux kernels is:       2.4.13-ac8
> [zork(~)] finger -l @kernel.org
> [kernel.org]
> I think not.


So it's 

  finger @kernel.org

alas, this is missing 2.2.  

Nice to see the prepatch information.  I'm curious as to why 
2.4.13-ac8 is there.  I'd think that's primarily of historical 
interest now.  Is Alan Cox still doing anything with 
2.4, or has he moved on to 2.5?

On the other hand, somebody has at last updated "LATEST-IS".  If 
that was due to the intervention of somebody here, all I can say is 
"Thanks!"

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