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Re: slink release delayed

On Thu, Mar 04, 1999 at 03:47:29AM -0800, Kevin Dalley wrote:
> "Alexander N. Benner" <Nikodemus@innocent.com> writes:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Ship's Log, Lt. Julian Gilbey, Stardate 030399.2039:
> > > > ./dists/slink/main/binary-all/devel/kernel-source-2.2.1_2.2.1-1.deb
> > > 
> > > So file a grave bug against ftp.debian.org for kernel-*-2.2.1 to be
> > > pulled from slink.  NOW!!  Better that we should ship with an older
> > > kernel than with one which will kill people's hard disks.
> > 
> > I think that was the whole point why 2.2.1 is a source only package and why
> > 2.0.36 is still the default kernel.
> > I don't think there is a need to remove a source only package.
> > I am not aware how much effort was done to warn ppl that this kernel is not
> > supported (or atleast discurraged :) but it should be enough.
> This isn't good enough.  Having the source in 2.1 suggests that it is
> worth compiling and running.  Some people always compile their own
> kernels and may not even notice the kernel-image is not included in

but they will surely compile it from upstyream kernel sources, not the debian
packages, or apply the newest patch to it, not just build it.

if it is time still, maybe just a notice of the unstability in some errata
file, or even in the control file would be nice and enough ...



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