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In debian 6 uname -a returns Linux debian 2.6.32-5-686 ... and cat /proc/version shows Linux version 2.6.32-5-686 ... but in kernel.org theres no linux-2.6.32-5-686.tar.gz instead there are linux-2.6.32.{1-27}.tar.gz versions. Which one of these did debian use to make the debian kernel?

When you do aptitude install linux-source-2.6 do you get the vanilla kernel or do you get the kernel with debian patches applied? I've noticed that on debian 6 make oldconfig will configure the kernel source that you get through apt with no additional configurations but configuring the sources from kernel.org via make oldconfig needs additional options.

What is the difference between the kernel source provided by debian via apt and the mainline kernel in kernel.org.

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