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Re: kernel abiname transition and security updates status

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 04:05:41PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Joey Hess wrote:
> > Before we can release d-i rc3 we need all the kernels updated with at
> > least some security fixes, notably the ones that change the kernel
> > module ABI, and we need to update things to reflect the new kernel
> > "abiname". Here's my understanding of the current status of that:

> Update again, it's now been about 1 month since my first mail.

> alpha
> 	Kernel updated, but not yet in testing; udebs not yet 
> 	updated (I thought they were before, but was wrong).

Kernel is in testing, udebs are updated;; but the alpha debs need another
revision because 2.4.27-6 pushed ext2 out as a module and makes the d-i
initrds fail.

> hppa
>  	2.4 now updated, but we dropped it.

>  	2.6 has abiname; still not updated, update is in kernel team svn.

>  	[This is likely to block d-i rc3 until the new hppa 2.6 kernels
>  	with the new abiname are available.]

Updated 2.6.8 in sid, needs an ftp-master to do binary removals yet before
it can propagate to testing.  Are there udebs available yet?

> sparc
> 	2.6 updated to -2 abiname; 2.4 not updated (except in svn); 
>  	2.6 debs not yet in testing (due to RC #288180); udebs updated.

>  	[This is likely to block d-i rc3 until the new sparc 2.4 kernels
>  	with the new abiname are available.]

2.4 on sparc is still the big blocker.  No updated kernel-images are
available yet.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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