Re: Preparation of the next stable Debian GNU/Linux update
dann frazier wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 02:29:38PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > I'm wondering who wrote:
> > > > As linux-modules-extra-2.6-etchnhalf was not ready in time we decided to
> > > > skip it for r4 and include it in r5.
> > Frans Pop wrote:
> > > Well done folks. You've again managed to break at least part of the
> > > functionality of Debian Installer and, more importantly, left users with
> > > a potentially unbootable system after installation.
> > <fjp> You can now partition using loop-aes encryption, but the modules are not
> > available for the installed system.
> > <fjp> So you cannot access any loop-aes encrypted partitions.
> > <fjp> Or (hopefully) the installation will fail during finish-install.
> > Well, it would seem we have the first peice of errata for the end of
> > http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/etchnhalf
> How's this?
> Index: etchnhalf.wml
> RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/releases/etch/debian-installer/etchnhalf.wml,v
> retrieving revision 1.4
> diff -u -p -r1.4 etchnhalf.wml
> --- etchnhalf.wml 15 Jul 2008 08:56:10 -0000 1.4
> +++ etchnhalf.wml 27 Jul 2008 21:17:42 -0000
> @@ -175,6 +175,9 @@ release.
> <h3 id="errata-r0">Errata specific to <q>etch-and-a-half</q></h3>
> -No known issues.
> +Partitions encrypted using loop-AES will not be accessable after installation.
> +This issue is due to the absence of loop-aes kernel modules for the etchnhalf
> +kernel. These modules will be made available in the next update of Debian
> +GNU/Linux 4.0, 4.0r5.
... and can be fetched from proposed-updates before.?
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