|Description||Dist-kernel project maintains packages providing for zero-effort kernel install and upgrades|
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(and inherited member(s))
The Distribution Kernel project aims to maintain sys-kernel/*-kernel packages. Those kernel packages have three goals:
- Covering kernel maintenance wholly within packages (install via emerge, upgrade as part of @world upgrade), without requiring additional actions from the user or resorting to nonportable hacks.
- Providing a default configuration that works for most of diverse systems, for users who are not interested in configuring their own kernel from scratch.
- Supporting different bootloaders and /boot layouts (LILO, GRUB, systemd-boot, EFI stub…) with minimal effort, including deploying self-built kernel binary packages over a fleet of heterogeneous systems.
The project is currently in early stage, and the only packages provided are sys-kernel/vanilla-kernel, sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel and sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel-bin. Use at your own risk, keep a backup kernel available.