Re: realtime-module-2.6.5-1_0.0.4-3+2.6.5-3_i386.changes ACCEPTED (fwd)
Sorry, this was meant for debian-multimedia!
>>>>> On Tue, 11 May 2004 22:42:04 +0200, Free Ekanayaka <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>>>>> On Tue, 11 May 2004 19:36:02 +0200 (CEST), guenter geiger <email@example.com> said:
guenter> On Tue, 11 May 2004, tim hall wrote:
>>> I've been considering upgrading my kernel for a while, I'm
>>> currently still running a 2.4.22 (Agnula) kernel and a
>>> non-canonical mixture of testing and Agnula/DeMuDi-1.1.0
>>> packages at the moment. I'm wondering how much trouble I would
>>> be letting myself in for if I was to make such a jump with the
guenter> Hi Tim,
guenter> The Debian (and Demudi) kernels are setup in a way so
guenter> that you can always double boot, that means if you
guenter> install a new kernel, you can still access the old one
guenter> using the linux.old boot entry (which is an advantage if
guenter> the new kernel does not work for your system). So, by
guenter> installing a new kernel you should loose nothing.
guenter> If you do not like the new one, just boot the old one.
Free> Yes, I'm currently running a patched 2.4.25, but at times I
Free> boot into 2.6.4 for testing and experimenting.
Free> I'll manage to find some time to test 2.6.5+realtime too.
>>> I'm still relatively new to Debian Multimedia, I've been using
>>> it for a year & a half and I am wary of ending up with a
>>> broken system, naturally. I'll be running it on an i810
>>> chipset and I'm wondering if this kernel is going to be stable
>>> enough to be able to get on with making music or whether this
>>> is really a mission for a non-production machine and a more
>>> experienced user.
guenter> Hard to tell. As there are so many different hardware
guenter> setups, there is never a guaranty that things that were
guenter> working will still do in 2.6. But then some thing that
guenter> weren't, may. One reason for having the
guenter> unstable/testing/stable cycle is to be able to collect as
guenter> much information as possible about the stability of the
guenter> system. Of course if no-one would use and test the
guenter> unstable and testing stuff this could not work out.
>>> Now that the Agnula/DeMuDi-1.1.1 live CD is here, I'm thinking
>>> of replacing my Woody install with that, this way I can still
>>> be of use to the Agnula team. However I'd also like to keep
>>> my testing/unstable install relatively up to date - I
>>> generally try to stay under the threshold of known bugs unless
>>> dependencies force me to do otherwise.
guenter> Well, one good thing is that the AGNULA team will try to
guenter> integrate more into Debian, I am currently uploading Paul
guenter> Bossiers supercollider package, several other AGNULA
guenter> packages are already in Debian (from Free Ekanayaka or
guenter> Hans Fugal). This means that Demudi will be more or less
guenter> a subset of the Debian packages, but with an installer,
guenter> the wonderfull documentation of Dave Phillips and all the
guenter> user support that is offered by the AGNULA/Demudi team.
Free> Yes, this exactly the idea :) Of course we have to be
guenter> As of the Live CD. As a user it is most of the time a
guenter> pleasant experience having a knoppix based distribution
guenter> installed, up to the time when you want to
guenter> upgrade. Knoppix uses some non standard (non Debian)
guenter> startup scripts which partly depend on the way the
guenter> Knoppix packages are setup. (or, the Debian packages
guenter> that Knoppix uses at that time). The problem that you can
guenter> have with that is that if you like to upgrade your system
guenter> to a more recent Debian snapshot, these scripts may break
guenter> because they are somehow "out of the system".
Free> I strongly suggest to *not* install the DeMuDi live CD. I
Free> know everybody is tempted to do that, but you really get
Free> something difficult to manage.
Free> If you really want/need to upgrade please do it against
Free> debian testing, which in this moment seems rather stable
Free> with respect to the audio applications.
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