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I am trying to make a deb package of software for makinging a NAS out of an Ubuntu installation. The software requires kernel patches to be applied therefore the package must use a special kernel build where I have applied the patches. How can I require a minimum kernel version requirment. Right now I am basing my stuff off of kernel 2.6.38-12.51-scst. But in the future I will update the kernel to stay current as much as possible. How can I setup the deb package to allow for the current kernel and ones to follow? They will all be tagged with -scst from this point on.

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In the control file for the .deb package, you can set the dependency line to require it.

Depends: kernel (>= 2.6.38-12.51)

I do not know the exact package name, but that's an example of the line.

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Perfect! Thanks for the quick answer. – ianc1215 Oct 4 '11 at 0:41
@Solignis if this helped you and worked, perhaps you should mark it as the correct answer. – Simon Sheehan Oct 17 '11 at 1:42
Yep just, did sry about the delay. – ianc1215 Oct 19 '11 at 19:39

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