Re: about volatile.d.o/n
Jesus Climent [u] wrote on 09/10/2004 02:28:
On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 03:51:29PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
I generally have to resort to backports or unstable when installing Debian
on recent hardware, because we don't update hardware drivers in stable.
Would the kernel and X be candidates for volatile?
I dont see any reason why not, if they can be marked as NotAutomatic.
I certainly see reason not to include X in colatile. X pulls in xlibs,
and xlibs is depended on by a _huge_ amount of programs if I'm not
mistaken. It is near impossible to tell wether an X upgrade might break
things or not.
As for the kernel: If I were a volatile RM-aequivalent, I might consider
getting the kernel into v.d.o, even though it is a huge beast, it
usually either breaks completely on some specific system or it doesn't
break anything. But I'm not sure about this.