Re: kernel abiname transition and security updates status
On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 09:00:53PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> After 1.5 months of mails, I guess this will be the last such mail sent
> to the kernel team. However, I understand that some new security hole
> may need yet another kernel ABI change. If that's true, the sooner we
> find out about that the better, though judging from experience, updating
> to a -3 abi will be long and painful.
> The following arches still need to have their kernels updated:
> Argh, the speakup kernels are not updated. Wish I'd thought of
> that earlier. :-(
I have CCed the maintainer as I am not sure if he is on either of these
lists. In any case that kernel seems well over due for an update.
> Still not updated.
I don't think there are any arm people hanging out
on debian-kernel either. If you work out how to
contact them, please let us know.
> 2.4 still not updated.
> My plan continues to be to go ahead and release d-i rc3 without these
> updates, unless someone wakes up and does them. Since none of the
> remaining kernels have abinames, updated debs could even be slipped into
> sarge after rc3 without a lot of fuss (aside from broken third party
> modules and what have you).
> On the d-i side, this is the current situation:
> (Note that this table is currently being used to track the status of the d-i
> sarge branch as well as trunk, and values represent both unless otherwise
> rootskel and
> arch udebs build/config base-installer debian-cd
> i386 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2
> alpha 2.4.27-2 2.4.27-2 2.4.27-2 2.4.27-2
> amd64 not tracking currently
> arm 2.4.27 2.4.27 none 
> hppa 2.6.8-2 2.6.8-2 2.6.8-2 2.6.8-2
> ia64 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2
> m68k 2.2.25/2.4.27 2.2.25/2.4.27 2.2.25/2.4.27
> mips 2.4.27 2.4.27 2.4.27
> mipsel 2.4.27 2.4.27 2.4.27
> powerpc 2.4.27/2.6.8 2.4.27/2.6.8 2.4.27/2.6.8 2.4.27/2.6.8
>  apus 2.4.27 2.4.27 2.4.27 none 
> s390 2.4.27-2 2.4.27-1  2.4.27-2 N/A
> sparc 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-2/2.6.8-2 2.4.27-1/2.6.8-2 
>  none of the updated udebs are in sarge yet, plan is to push them all in
> in preparation for rc3
>  not yet updated to -2 kernels in sarge branch; plan is to sync all
> build/ changes to sarge in one go
>  speakup kernel flavour not yet updated
>  hppa 2.4 is dropped, still a few vestiges of it here and there, including
> some stuff in base-installer and the udebs
>  Update needed, but daily builds down..
>  I checked and the arm netinst CD really has no kernel deb on it at all!
>  did not see any apus kernels on the powerpc netinst CD
>  2.4.27-1 kernels have not yet reached sarge
>  arm kernels are not updated with security fixes
>  powerpc 2.4 kernels are not updated with security fixes
> So we're really quite close now to being able to release rc3 from the
> kernel update standpoint at least.
> see shy jo