Re: Officially drop Linux 2.0 support? (was Some /usr/doc NMUs coming up)
Richard Braakman <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 01:45:08AM -0800, Alexander Hvostov wrote:
>> This is, however, my _personal_opinion_ and there will probably be
>> very good reasons against it. Let the debate begin!
>One reason against it is that there are probably machines running Debian
>that were last rebooted before linux 2.2 was out. It's sort of cool
>to be able to keep upgrading those without losing their uptime -- it
>demonstrates one of Debian's technical principles.
We've already lost the ability to manage modular 2.0 kernels, though,
and I don't think most of the rest impact your ability to keep an old
machine running. Perhaps we should remove most of the old packages
containing sources and patches, and add a package providing an older
modutils if this is important.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]