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Re: a kernel plan for sarge and beyond ...

|| On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:32:43 -0500
|| Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 

jh> Otavio Salvador wrote:
>> || On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:05:05 -0500
>> || Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 
jh> Andres Salomon wrote:
>> >> Cons:
jh> - Does not address issues with d-i udebs and abi changes at all.
jh> - It becomes impossible to include third-party modules in d-i, since we
jh> have no precompiled modules for them anymore.
>> I think the udebs won't be build from kernel-source directly. The
>> udebs should be build using the kernel-wedge like now. But it can be
>> all did together and will be faster then the current way.

jh> Suppose that sarge releases and you buy a copy of the official sarge
jh> businesscard CD image for your wallet. Or you burn a set of floppies.

jh> Now a security fix comes out, the kernel ABI is changed, and you try to
jh> install using your old official sarge installation media. At this point,
jh> with or without Andres's plan, you'll get a message that the installer
jh> was unable to find any kernel module udebs matching it kernel on the
jh> debian mirror.

Will work if you use a meta-package in base-installer for it, don't will?

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