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

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 23:54:38 +1100, Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@debian.org> said: 

> This one time, at band camp, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Robert Millan wrote:
>>> On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 08:33:00PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>>> klogd will be unable to look up symbols, and ps and top need it
>>>> for wchan to be displayable.
>>> I'm so scared. wchan won't be displayable!
>> What were you saying about sarcasm? The fact remains that it's a
>> bug, and it's a bug that you should already have thought of. Put
>> simply, if this is the level of research you've done, I don't think
>> you're suitable for packaging something as important as the
>> kernel. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it (as an academic
>> exercise it'd be a wonderful learning experience, and lessons
>> learned may be well applied else where)
>> - I just don't think it should go anywhere near the archive.

> Bollocks.

> Kernels install /boot/System.map-$version.  There's a symlink from
> /boot/System.map to the current version.

	Actually, that would be a bug.  There is no need for such a
 symlink, and indeed, it would break unrelated packages (like  keeping
 a kernel-image-X.XX package around for safekeeping), so it would be
 an RC bug.

The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose. Shakespeare, Merchant of
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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