Re: Inclusion of kernel version in kernel package names: A followup
>>"Ian" == Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ian> I don't think that using dpkg's dependency mechanisms is appropriate
Ian> here, because people are always compiling their own kernels.
Ian> Perhaps the kernel image prerm should check that the kernel being
Ian> removed isn't the default one in lilo.conf, and/or that it isn't the
Ian> only one.
Ulp. I was afraid someone would suggest that. I see. Well, I
guess I could check lilo.conf, and see what the first image = line
says. (and look for other, backup, image = lines).
I could also look in / for /vmlinuz* (following symlinks, and
see if there are any that are not mine (as in belonging to postrm)).
Repeat in /boot.
I could also ask dpkg about what it thinks.
If people have kernels not called vmlinuz*, then I can't see
So, hunt for kernels in prerm, and ask people if they really
want to remove this kernel. If so, in postrm, remind them to fix lilo
I could make prerm silent, but I don't yet trust the guessing
capability of this script (after all, it ain't even written yet!).
People, this could take some time to do right. Also, all you
kernel-compilers out there, could you mail me the locations of your
primary and backup kernels, please? (an incentive is that that way
the future image scripts would try to cater to your preferences).
Manoj Srivastava Systems Research Programmer, Project Pilgrim,
Phone: (413) 545-3918 A143B Lederle Graduate Research Center,
Fax: (413) 545-1249 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003