Re: Two proposals for a better Lenny (testing related).
Luis Matos <email@example.com> writes:
> having a working system *with* only debian *oficial* packages and then
> after an upgrade that system stops working properly, i call it a
> regression ...
If you're using non-free drivers, the first part of your sentence above
Usually, however, those non-free drivers that are built for each kernel
get built before the new kernel migrates to testing, but given that those
builds can't be handled by the general mechanism for building add-on
modules, I don't think the currency of those builds can be guaranteed.
My recommendation is to always use module-assistant for all non-free
drivers that you want to use. That way, if there is a build in non-free,
you can be pleasantly surprised, but your normal method will always work.
Many non-free drivers (and some free drivers, for that matter) are never
automatically built at the moment, although with the new mechanism for
building modules in main, hopefully that number will drop over time for
the free ones.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>