Re: Distribution and support for Debian-502-i386-netinst
On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 05:59:59PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:43:32 +0000, "Adam D. Barratt"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >the kernel team have been very good in the past about fixing such things
> >once they're aware of them.
> Why does the kernel team get an execption that is unanonimously denied
> to other, much less important parts of the distribution?
You can easily upgrade a userland package from backports after
installation. You can't do that with the kernel if the installer
doesn't support your disk or network controller. (It is possible
to use a newer installer to install stable, but that's much more
prone to break or to differ from the installation manual.)
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