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I am wanting to download EVERY version of the Linux kernel as source code, Debian files, and RPM files. Where can I find a single site where I can download them all at once? If that is not possible, I know I can get the source code for every kernel here (https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/), but I need the .deb and .rpm files as well.

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    Why do you want this? What do you want to accomplish? This sounds like a typical XY Problem. – tripleee Jun 25 '13 at 5:06
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I'd be surprised if you'd find every version as a .deb and .rpm on a single site. You'll be lucky if you find every version of the .rpms. I'd be very surprised.

You can reach back to Fedora Core 1 (FC1) through FC6 here on the Fedora Project Archive. Fedora 7 through 18 (plus the latest) are available on the same site in a different directory here.

The .deb files are available through the Debian Distributions Archive you can search through the archive here.

  • The Debian link works - it will take some time though to collect all of the kernel debs. However, the Fedora links do not have any rpm kernels. Instead, they are tarballs. – Devyn Collier Johnson Jun 24 '13 at 23:44
  • I will wait to see if anyone comes up with a better answer. If not, then I will mark yours as the answer (it does seem true that no site contains a complete collection). – Devyn Collier Johnson Jun 24 '13 at 23:45
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    @DevynCollierJohnson - Check again, they're hidden in directories like this: /pub/archive/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/. – slm Jun 24 '13 at 23:45
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    @DevynCollierJohnson - The newer Fedora's are under a different structure: /pub/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/Packages/. It's a bit of a kludge. – slm Jun 24 '13 at 23:48
  • @DevynCollierJohnson - you can use httrack to download files from a site. Use it's filtering feature to only download files that match the pattern kernel.*.rpm. – slm Jun 25 '13 at 0:04
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RPM and deb archives are quite nice and handy, but chances are you won't get the official kernel that way but a patched version; most distributions ship modified kernels sources for many reasons (and may include bugfix backports, extra binary firmware blobs, code merged from third parties, and so on).

I strongly suggest you get the original kernel tarballs on the official site and to save some bandwidth and time, you can get most of the minor releases via patches.

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