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Bug#708416: Apache2 on 'older' kernels does not work in Debian stable

Control: severity -1 important

Hi Jeroen,

Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Package: apache2
> Severity: grave
> When upgrading to Debian stable (the one that is stable today, released
> recently ;) and when one still has an older kernel (2.6.26-2-686,
> linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 2.6.26-26lenny2) Apache fails to start
> mysteriously with:

I'm sorry, but this is not of RC severity. Debian doesn't support
dist-upgrades with skipping one release inbetween (at least not
officially) and hence upgrading with kernels from "oldoldstable" isn't
really supported either.

Nevertheless thanks for reporting this issue.

> Please make Apache depend on a 'new' kernel. Apparently that is 2.6.30+
> or better 3.2+ that provides a certain syscall that is being used.

This will make the situation worse for many virtual machines where the
kernel is hosted outside the virtual machine, namely on Xen DomUs
which don't use pygrub or inside VServers as you cited yourself in the
second mail:
seems such a case.

And no, I don't have a better solution for that at the moment.

> $ uptime
>  16:20:46 up 912 days,  3:38,  2 users,  load average: 3.83, 2.59, 1.33


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