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Re: Bug#386265: base-installer patch for prep support.

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 06:33:10PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Saturday 02 December 2006 18:19, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > Could you comment on that? I agree with Sven here and I would like to
> > remove all code specific for 2.4 kernels. I don't think we need to
> > change all d-i code for it but when we're doing changes and that has
> > code that's specific for 2.4 it could be dropped that time too.
> We've decided to postpone structural 2.4 cleanup until after Etch as 
> people may still want to create custom installers based on 2.4.27 (and as 
> that tree is still being maintained).

Well, but as far as i know, this makes little sense on powerpc, and more to
the point, the 2.4 based powerpc kernel images in question, are non-existent
in the archive anymore. If someone makes a custom installer, he will most
probably not name the images by the older naming scheme used for sarge, no ? 

How will base-installer/kernel react if the user uses some random naming
scheme for his custom kernels.

Furthermore, i also had that understanding, but i remember vaguely having seen
random cleanup happening for dropping 2.4 stuff. Has 2.4 compatibility
installs been done recently ? 


Sven Luther

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