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Bug#749991: Wrong kernel in debian-installer package

On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 10:01:41AM +0700, Alexander Sosedkin wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:05:17 +0200
> Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
> > That's unfortunate, yes, but there's no easy way to keep old packages
> > around in a given repository.
> That's one way to think about it. Got it, keeping old modules is hard.
> But I wasn't asking about keeping old modules, I see no point in this.
> I was asking about generating and publishing a matching
> dists/testing/main/installer-<arch>/current on kernel upload.
> Why is _that_ hard?
> I'm asking less of "why isn't it equal to
> https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images tree",
> and more of "why not d-i stretch rc 2 rebuilt with new kernel".
> And https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=749991#59
> doesn't quite cut it. Triggering is hard? Maybe, why not cron then?

We actually do cron. That's what daily-images is.

What's in the repository, however, is a whole different beast, and
"cron" is so far away from the solution that it's not funny.

< ron> I mean, the main *practical* problem with C++, is there's like a dozen
       people in the world who think they really understand all of its rules,
       and pretty much all of them are just lying to themselves too.
 -- #debian-devel, OFTC, 2016-02-12

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