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Bug#749991: Wrong kernel in debian-installer package

Alexander Sosedkin <monk@unboiled.info> writes:

> On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:43:40 +0200
> Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> wrote:
>> Even if we'd leave the old kernel udebs in testing for a while, you'd 
>> still hit a point where we'd need to drop them and old installers
>> would break.
> I can see that it's impossible to support downloading modules for all
> old ISOs.

One can always use http://snapshot.debian.org/ as one's mirror and
specify a dated URL that matches the ISO's creation date.

Cheers, Phil.

P.S. I suppose we could build-in such a snapshot URL, as a fallback in
case mirrors have dropped the files we're after, but I think doing so is
asking for trouble.  It would be the sort of code that gets used rarely
enough to end up rotting, and would also have the potential to mask bugs
in the normal code path.  Generally, if you want to survive this, just
use a CD image that includes the matching modules.
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