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

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 11:59:32PM +1100, Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
> This one time, at band camp, Robert Millan wrote:
> >  Place the package files in /usr/lib, and copy them conditionaly (debconf)
> >  into /boot. The debconf question would properly explain that if per chooses
> >  to update it, then the system must be rebooted promptly.
> >
> >Another option:
> >
> >  Place the package files in /boot, but save a backup of them before (preinst).
> >  Then prompt the user to reboot through debconf.
> >
> >Or even a combination of the two.
> A third method may involve a rc script that makes sure the correct version
> of System.map is installed.  Then the only time kernel symbols are not found
> is between the package upgrade and just after the next reboot.

Sounds viable. I'll try to remember that.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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