Re: 2.2.11 boot floppies
On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 02:35:55PM +0000, Vincent Renardias wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Christian Meder wrote:
> > > Debian 2.1r3 is already supposed to be 2.2 compatible.
> > > And we'll hardly be able to call this release 'update' if we still ship
> > > with 2.0.
> > Oh, interesting. Wichert and Adam Di Carlo rejected an update of
> > the ftape-source Debian package because compatibility with 2.2.x was
> > _not_ enough to get the package included in 2.1r3 (even though the
> > package in slink doesn't compile with 2.2.x, creates broken archives with
> > some drives and the updated package is just an upgrade from pre2 to pre3).
> 2.1r3 is just a fix updating what's broken in 2.1.
> The stable update (Note: 'update' != 'fix') will include the kernel 2.2 by
Note that the ftape-source slink package 'creates broken archives with some
drives'. IMHO broken archives are worse than no backup; they provide a
false sense of security.
Christian Meder, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.
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