Re: Proposal for a new debian.control field
> My assumption was that you'd install _one_ 1.3 kernel package. Once you
> did that, the pre-depends would succeed, even if you'd overwritten the
> kernel with a development one.
So how should packages that depend on kernels greater than the latest
1.3 kernel packages be tagged?
I'm unlikely to upgrade from image-1.3.64-0. I like to compile my own
kernels (the default kernel doesn't support my soundcard, and I don't
need all the modules). Will kernel-source-1.4.0-0 provide a new kernel
image package so packages the depend on image >1.3.64 will work?
Since I prefer to compile my own kernel from the sources, I would
prefer to not have the image package installed at all. As it stands,
only diald in the unstable Packages file depends on image (and that >
1.2.13), but image is required. I can't remove it, and once I've been
bitten by dpkg/dselect deciding to install it over my compiled kernel
(based on the latest source package).
I know that an image has to be installed at some point, but could the
image package be made -not- required? I don't want to have to
reinstall the image package to let dpkg know I have a newer kernel. I
like the idea of a kernel-required: field that checks /proc/version.
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