Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel
Robert Millan <email@example.com> 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.