[Blackpool] MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 Feb. "Easy Linux patching workshop"
michael.dorrington at member.fsf.org
Fri Feb 8 09:16:14 UTC 2019
NOTE: This meeting will at our new location of the Manchester Technology
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's February Meeting
* Content: Easy Linux patching workshop
* Speaker / Coach: Jules Octave
* Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2019 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 21:00
* Location: Manchester Technology Centre
* Address: Oxford Road, Manchester. M1 7ED.
- By the Mancunian Way flyover.
== Details ==
=== Introduction ===
The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For this you'll need to bring paper OpenPGP fingerprint slips, see
`gpg-key2ps` from the `signing-party` package (or equivalent in your
=== Schedule ===
19:00-19:05 Introduction and key signing
19:05-19:50 Setting up your environment and building Linux
19:50-19:55 Short Break (5 minutes)
19:55-20:25 Patching and recompiling Linux
20:25-20:30 Short Break (5 minutes)
20:30-21:00 Submitting the patch
=== Topic details ===
This meeting will be a workshop on patching Linux, the popular kernel.
The workshop will go through setting up your environment so you can
build Linux then compiling Linux, patching Linux, recompiling Linux and
then ultimately submitting these patches.
If you wish to follow along with the workshop then you'll need to have
some things set up beforehand:
* GNU/Linux OS; this can be a VM.
** This is to install the build environment and build in.
* Installed with the following tools:
** Git - `apt install git`
** Vim - `apt install vim`
*** OR text editor that you're familiar with including ctags
** Ctags - `apt install exuberant-ctags`
** C compiling toolchain - `apt install build-essential`
* Cloned Linux and fetched linux-next as described in:
*** About 1.1 GB download and about 2.3 GB on disk
* Email account for submitting patches
If you need any help with doing this then preferably join and post to
the MFS mailing list:
or email me.
== Location ==
The meeting will take place at our new venue of Manchester Technology
Centre, details above.
== Transport ==
=== Parking ===
Please research and decide where to park before heading on your journey
and have a Plan B.
There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in OpenStreetMap centred on Manchester Technology Centre:
Most of those parking lots are owned by NCP:
In some of the side streets in the venue surrounding area there are
parking meter bays that become zero cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you
will have to pay up until then and the maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE
SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking. This is probably only a good
option if you know the area.
If you can't decide where to park then ask me for advice.
=== Public Transport ===
Closest train stations to the venue are:
* Manchester Oxford Road (MCO) train station
* Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station
For other public transport see OpenStreetMap using the "Transport" layer
centred on Manchester Technology Centre:
== More Information ==
Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet:
FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."
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