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I wish to build a deb package (in order to install latest AMD proprietary drivers for my troublesome gfx card), given I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS precise, but with the raring kernel:Linux 3.8.0-35-generic, how do I do this, is it:

sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise


sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/raring


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I would build it for the precise distribution, as that is what you are running. The kernel is just what interfaces with the hardware - to quote this:

A kernel is the lowest level of easily replaceable software that interfaces with the hardware in your computer. It is responsible for interfacing all of your applications that are running in “user mode” down to the physical hardware, and allowing processes, known as servers, to get information from each other using inter-process communication (IPC).

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