Re: [stable, D-I] Kernel selection broken for some architectures
On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Frans Pop 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.
> I understand that a 3.1r5a was already being considered, so this fix could
> be included in that update.
One of my customers just asked if there is an ETA for r5a...