Bug#749991: Wrong kernel in debian-installer package
On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:32:46 +0200
Philip Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Alexander Sosedkin <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:43:40 +0200
> > Philipp Kern <firstname.lastname@example.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.
My point is that for ISOs that makes at least some sense,
but having an old netboot kernel lying in-tree with no modules to
complement it a grave bug. I shouldn't hunt for a snapshot to make my
virt-install invocation work.