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authorAndreas K. Hüttel <dilfridge@gentoo.org>2020-09-15 23:47:47 +0300
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+<img src="https://www.gentoo.org/assets/img/news/2020/larry-cowboy.svg" alt="Larry with Tux as cowboy" class="news-img-right" width="130">
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+The [Gentoo Distribution Kernel project](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Distribution_Kernel) is excited to announce that our new Linux Kernel packages are ready for a wide audience!
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+The project aims to create a better Linux Kernel maintenance experience by providing both ebuilds that can be used to [configure, compile, and install kernel entirely through the package manager](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Kernel#Alternative:_Using_distribution_kernels) as well as prebuilt binary kernels.
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+We are currently shipping three kernel packages:
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+* [sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel](https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel) - providing a kernel with [genpatches](https://dev.gentoo.org/~mpagano/genpatches/) applied, built using the package manager using either distribution default or custom configuration
+* [sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel-bin](https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-kernel/gentoo-kernel-bin) - prebuilt version of gentoo-kernel that can be used to save time on compiling
+* [sys-kernel/vanilla-kernel](https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-kernel/vanilla-kernel) - providing a vanilla (unmodified) upstream kernel
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+All the packages install the kernel as part of the package installation process — just like the rest of your system! This means that you can update your entire system consistently with one command, rather than having to build the kernel separately.
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+More information can be found in the [Gentoo Handbook](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Kernel#Alternative:_Using_distribution_kernels) and on the [Distribution Kernel project page](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Distribution_Kernel).
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+Happy hacking!