Re: PPP problem w/ 1.1 install
Manoj Srivastava writes [ SuperCite undone - iwj ]:
> Brian C White <email@example.com> writes:
> > So... Should there be a restriction against listing the
> > kernel-image as a dependancy in another package?
> No, since if you follow the recommended method of generating
> kernel images, this will work.
On the contrary, we should not require people to follow this method,
especially when it's easy not to make this requirement.
Packages which need a particular kernel or kernel feature to run
correctly should test for the kernel version of feature in the
postinst (or in the preinst, if the package being broken is a serious
problem for the whole syste, for example for a base package).
dpkg --compare-versions (implemented in dpkg recently) should work on
kernel version numbers, provided that pre-2 does actually return 1.99
or whatever in uname.