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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> wrote:
> - Automatical major updates (the x in 2.x.y). When 2.6 is suitable to be
>   the default version, a simple change in -defaults package (ala
>   gcc) would enforce updating on all existing systems that use this
>   method. This prevents us from encountering ABI incompatibility
>   problems, like this recent one in Glibc:
>     #215010: Illegal instruction with 2.2 kernel

>   This is not unusual. IIRC, Woody's Glibc wasn't supported by Linux
>   2.0 (I once tried an upgrade from Slink after the Woody release)

>   Note: as pointed by Andreas, this doesn't apply to minor updates

I don't think automatic (as in unless you press ctrl-C or set the
package on hold) major kernel-upgrades are wise, they should only be
done on user-request, when the the user has time to take care of it.
All my major kernel-upgrades required manual intervention, as I always
had to change the module options and configuration. (With 2.6 there is
sysfs and the abolishment of ide-scsi).
               cu andreas
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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