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Re: [stable, D-I] Kernel selection broken for some architectures

Hi Frans,

On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 04:11:30PM CET, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:

> Unfortunately we seem to have missed a change that was needed because of 
> the ABI change in 3.1r3. We have not noticed this until now because the 
> old kernels were still included in the archive and on CD images. With 
> 3.1r5 the old images were removed which brought the issue to the surface.
> The result of this is that for some architectures (i386, hppa, ia64, s390) 
> an incorrect kernel may be selected during base installation.
> See also: #412295, #412909.
> The changes should have been made in some default values included in the 
> rootskel udeb. Updating the rootskel udeb now would mean that we would 
> need to rebuild D-I images, which is obviously not very desirable.
> Fortunately an alternative solution is possible: correcting the default 
> after it has been read from the debconf database.
> I have implemented this solution in base-installer (1.13.4sarge2) and 
> uploaded that new version to stable. As base-installer is not included in 
> D-I initrds for the affected architectures, this means we "only" need to 
> include this new version in stable and rebuild CD images.

Looks good to me. Approved.


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