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Re: Packagehandling

Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
Dear maintainers and users, there is a little thing I think should be discussed. Whenever essentiell packages (especially the kernel) is released with a new version, there is no possibilty fall back to the old one, if things crash.

For example, some time ago there was a ne kernel, but no new header-files. The package was not released. So there was no possibility, to build kernel-modules. Falling back to the old version was not possible, too, as the kernel was no more in the repository.

Now there is the problem again: I have got the new kernel-version 2.6.17-2-amd64, which breaks my wireless. (module "bcm43xx", see bugs).

I cannot fall back, as the old kernel (version 2.6.17-1-amd64-k8) is no more in the repository. So, please let the old versions for some time in the repository, to give the people the possibilty, to fall back at problems. In my case ist is only wireless, but worse case could be i.e. network card or something else.

I see there no problems, to get two kernels installed.
Best regards !



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