Re: RFC: kernel packages cleanup
On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:16:17PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 07:33:59PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > below is a proposal for some cleanup of the kernel packages in unstable:
> > >
> > >
> > > 1. remove kernel 2.2 sources/images/patches
> > >
> > > The last stable releases of Debian always supported two major kernel
> > > releases, and supporting 2.4 and 2.6 seems to be sufficient for
> > > Debian 3.1.
> > It is insane to believe the security team has any chance to support
> > Linux 2.2, Linux 2.4 and Linux 2.6 once sarge is released.
> That's definitely a reason why Debian 3.1 shouldn't ship kernel 2.2
> sources and images (whether kernel 2.2 will still be supported is a
> different question).
> - sparc32
Not necessarily - 2.4 works on my Sparc 20 in 32 bit.
> A solution needs to be found for them.
> After a quick view over all kernel and related packages, it seems doable
> to remove all 2.4 kernels except 2.4.24 and 2.4.25.
I have problems with 2.4.25 / 2.6.4 on Alpha - 2.4.18 worked and 2.4.21
did as well.
Please check with debian-alpha folk :)
> I'll send a complete proposal for this soon.