dlkern downloads the current stable/beta/prepatch Linux kernel and its signature, and verifies the signature via GnuPG.pm. Versions are specified on the command line as -s (stable), -b (beta), or -p (pre-patch) (all 3 may be specified at once). Downloads are done via ncftpget, wget, or Net::FTP. It allows specification of 2-letter country code for the kernel mirror system, and selection of compression format (.gz/.bz2).
|Tags||Systems Administration Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Removal of the Net::Finger requirement, ability to specify arguments to downloader and use any downloader that can take an URL as a commandline option, checking for downloaders before running them (and falling back to Net::FTP if no downloaders are present), use of strict & -w, and more useful errors.
Release Notes: Automatic downloading & verifying of kernel signatures, and compensation for the pre-patch URL change.