Re: Fixing stretch debian-installer on armhf
On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 22:01 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-03-07 at 14:39 +0100, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > > * Rebuild the debian-installer images, pulling in updates from
> > > stretch-updates, leaving only armhf netboot targets broken.
> > Expanding a bit: rebuilding src:debian-installer from the stretch
> > branch, which has s-p-u enabled, would fetch the fixed kernel and a
> > couple of its udebs, at build time; the resulting netboot images
> > wouldn't know about s-p-u though at run time, and would try to load
> > udebs from stretch.
> Why is that a problem? The only change made in 4.9.144-3.1 is in the
> kernel image, and the module udebs don't have versioned dependencies.
However, as an additional data point, the kernel currently sat in NEW
and destined for stable has an ABI bump. If that's accepted, then I
assume things will "just work" in the meantime as the old binary
packages will hang around until they're decrufted, but it's worth
bearing in mind.