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

Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es> writes:

> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 06:44:55AM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
>>  > How do the current kernel packages guarantee this?
>>  > 
>>  > Why would Robert's package need to behave any differently?
>>  The current kernel packages don't make the old stuff just dissappear,
>>  so it's less of an issue in that case.  In fact, the only "bad"
>>  situation with the current kernel packages is when you update between
>>  package releases of the same kernel version, and the current kernel
>>  packages make plenty of noise in that situation.
> In what way is updating between releases worse than updating within the
> same release?

It is worse because a lot more code changes.  I am sure that you have
enough packaging (and Debian user) experience to recognize that.  I am
willing to assume that enough testing of Debian's package revision 2
(relative to revision 1) went on that my machine won't die.  I am not
willing to make the same assumption regarding Linux 2.4.23 relative to
Linux 2.4.22, whether they are from a Debian package or from upstream.


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