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README: Change gzip/bzip2 to xz compression format

Kernel.org is only hosting patches and kernel compressed with xz,
so change the old gzip/bzip2 instances to xz.

Signed-off-by: Yaowei Bai <bywxiaobai@163.com>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
linux-4.1.4
Yaowei Bai 7 years ago
committed by Jonathan Corbet
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@ -62,11 +62,7 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
directory where you have permissions (eg. your home directory) and
unpack it:
gzip -cd linux-4.X.tar.gz | tar xvf -
or
bzip2 -dc linux-4.X.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
xz -cd linux-4.X.tar.xz | tar xvf -
Replace "X" with the version number of the latest kernel.
@ -76,15 +72,11 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
whatever the kernel-du-jour happens to be.
- You can also upgrade between 4.x releases by patching. Patches are
distributed in the traditional gzip and the newer bzip2 format. To
install by patching, get all the newer patch files, enter the
top level directory of the kernel source (linux-4.X) and execute:
gzip -cd ../patch-4.x.gz | patch -p1
or
distributed in the xz format. To install by patching, get all the
newer patch files, enter the top level directory of the kernel source
(linux-4.X) and execute:
bzip2 -dc ../patch-4.x.bz2 | patch -p1
xz -cd ../patch-4.x.xz | patch -p1
Replace "x" for all versions bigger than the version "X" of your current
source tree, _in_order_, and you should be ok. You may want to remove

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