Package: base-installer Version: 20060616 Severity: wishlist The kernel selection should be improved. In the following, I am assuming that the optimisation level can be autodetected. Using uname(1) or /proc/cpuinfo, this should not be a problem. I suggest: Standard mode: - use the kernel-image-2.x-y package corresponding to architecture and kernel used for the installation. that package depends on the latest kernel in that series, which is what most users will want. - if the install was with a 2.4 kernel, consider asking the user whether to install 2.4 or 2.6. if it was done with a 2.6 kernel, then use 2.6 since it may be required for the hardware. Expert mode: - ask the user whether to install 2.4 or 2.6, if the install was with a 2.4 kernel. if it was done with a 2.6 kernel, then use 2.6 since it may be required for the hardware. - ask whether to use a 'specific kernel', or the 'latest in the series'. - depending on the answer, show a list of 2.x.y-<arch> packages or 2.x-<arch> packages (which depends on the latest 2.x.y-<arch> package) respectively. Thanks, -- System Information: Debian Release: testing/unstable APT prefers testing APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (98, 'unstable') Architecture: i386 (i686) Kernel: Linux 2.6.6-1-k7 Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 -- Please do not CC me when replying to lists; I read them! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, and user `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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