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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

> > > They work if you're using a 2.1.x kernel.  Since plenty of people can be
> > > expected to get Debian on multi-CD sets which include kernel sources, I
> > > still believe we should ship them.
> > >
> > > Also, what happens when Linus finally puts out the 2.2.0 kernel?  I don't
> > > think we're going to be making a release at exactly the same time, then
> > > people will start complaining that Debian doesn't work with Linux 2.2
> >
> > Then you tell them to kindly get the latest version from "unstable".  Since
> > they were able to download the 2.2 kernel, they can download the latest
> > packages.
> What if THEY GOT IT OFF A CD, NOT THE NET?  Yes, there are people that are
> going to buy CD distributions that include kernel sources, and these
> distributions will include 2.1.x and 2.2 when it's released.  WHAT DO WE
> LOSE by putting support for them in hamm?

I think that if somebody can get the 2.2 kernel source off of CD, build
the kernel (hopefully as a debian package) and install it, they have the
knowledge and the ability to download packages from the network using
one of the many possibilities of dpkg, dselect, dftp, or another.

What we lose is including packages that break either during installation or
when run on a stock Hamm system.  Since we are shipping a "hamm" CD, I
believe that that CD should be as problem free as possible.  If people
start mixing things from different CDs, they have to realize things may
not work "out of the box".

                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

     measure with micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with axe, hope like hell

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