On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 23:12 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote: > On May 30, Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote: > > > There are likely to be many programs and build scripts that test for a > > kernel version prefix of '2.6' vs '2.4' and will behave incorrectly when > > they find '3.0'. Others require that there are at least 3 numeric > Expect module-init-tools and three udev scripts to break, for a start. > I will fix them in the next upload. I'm aware that depmod tries to parse at least 3 version components. Currently utsname::release is set to "3.0.0-rc1" so I think it isn't broken yet. > This is hugely annoying, because it means that squeeze installs will > not work with the kernel from wheezy. Based on past experience, I would expect udev to do that for us anyway. ;-) But I certainly hope to avoid this situation. > (How much difficult would it be to add some knob to the kernel or the > libc to make it report to userspace version 2.6.40? :-) ) I could accept changing "3.x" to "3.x.0" if Linus insists on using only two components. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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