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Re: dpkg and custom kernels ( was: report of upgrade bo -> hamm )

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Joost Kooij wrote:

> In the event that newer sources are available, he is far more likely to
> rebuild a kernel with kernel-package than installing a default kernel from
> the distribution. Let alone the fact that he might often have done that
> already before a distribution image appears.

After reading my own post I can't refrain from adding:  

"And then gets his home-crafted kernel-image automagically replaced with
the distribution kernel-image by dselect - how ironic." 

> Can this please be taken into consideration again with the new suggestion
> for letting the default kernel-images have no epochs ( only that
> maintainer then has to tweak his /etc/kernel-pkg.conf . ) 

He probably doesn't even do that, but specify a "--revision" command-line
option in debian/rules instead. It would be a bug if he didn't.

Even more, he too is a user and will probably have a custom kernel-image. 
I can't believe that he would use the distribution kernel-image for his
everyday working kernel ( unless he really has 47 network cards, 13 scsi
interfaces, 4 different motherboard chipsets and all sort of other arcane
hardware in his pc - in which case I stand baffled. ) 


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