Re: udev and kernel (testing)
On 08/21/2008 06:44 PM, Glenn Becker wrote:
Hello all -
I am running a testing box. Recently (end of last week, maybe?) I did an
update, & one of the packages that -wanted- to update was udev; however,
later in the installation process I was dumped to a debconf screen that
indicated the new udev would be incompatible with the kernel I was
running, & that I needed to upgrade the kernel (to 2.6.18 or newer)
first or risk rendering the system unusable.
I left the answer to the "upgrade anyway?" question on that screen at
"no", and the update pretty much bailed at that point.
So for a few days now I have put a "hold" on udev via aptitude,
Another smart move.
don't see a newer kernel available ... I guess I'm wondering whether I
would be wise to try rolling my own. I did it once, but it was a long
time ago. Mainly I'm curious why a newer one hasn't shown up (perhaps
it's me doing something stupid - I'm always open to that option!). Maybe
on the other hand I should just leave the hold on udev?
I'm very confused. Can you post your sources.list? I'm most sure that,
if you run Debian testing (Lenny), you have access to 2.6.24 (and
possibly later kernels). Anyway, Etch, which is older than Lenny, has
2.6.18, so you can't be running a recently updated (< 1yr.) testing
distribution without having at least 2.6.18.
Also, please post the exact output of your package manager when you
attempt to upgrade. Use the --simulate option to do this safely.