Re: Linux 3.0
On Mon, 30 May 2011, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On May 30, Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> This is hugely annoying, because it means that squeeze installs will
> not work with the kernel from wheezy.
Can't we fix that in a point release, by backporting fixes?
> (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? :-) )
That way lies madness :-)
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