Debian Backports are inconsistent - any ideas ?
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- Subject: Debian Backports are inconsistent - any ideas ?
- From: Alexey Eromenko <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:40:31 +0200
- Message-id: <CAOJ6w=GZnBUZM7_mw9rFW1q35LfprpWtpeZzhp+3+VRixKk6cQ@mail.gmail.com>
The Debian Backports repo are inconsistent (read: break dependencies).
New Backported kernel broke NVIDIA drivers
New Backported kernel broke OpenVZ and Xen kernels
New Backported kernel broke VirtualBox (stable) -- users still can
install another ver. (from testing?)
New backported VirtualBox broke libvirt (stable libvirt only supports
The big idea is this:
Backported stuff introduces new inconsistency.
I realize this cannot be tested to the same degree as Debian "stable",
nor it should be, but...
...is there a way to warn users somehow ?
Or at least list potential dangers ?
In future - the stacks (Example Virtualization stack: kernel +
virtualbox + libvirt + GNS3 +...) will become more complex, so we
should at least think about warning users.
...Or develop a way to upgrade one such "stack" at a time, instead of
a single package.
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"