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Re: NPTL support in 2.4 kernel series?

In article <[🔎] 41F14F2A.5010800@martin-kittel.de>,
Martin Kittel  <debian@martin-kittel.de> wrote:
>I am maintaining the packages of the MaxDB database system.
>Recently upstream has converted the database kernel from 
>linuxthread-style threading to NPTL. While -at least for i386- 
>linuxthreads is still supported in MaxDB at this time, it will go away 
>in one of the next releases.
>As far as I know there is no NPTL support in 2.4 debian kernels (as for 
>example in some RedHat 2.4 kernels). Is that correct?
>In that case I will have to add a dependency on kernel-image-2.6

Bad idea. On my systems, there is no kernel-image installed at all-
I compile them myself. I bet I'm not the only one.

>or does 
>anyone know of a better way to express a dependency on NPTL style threading?

You can check in the preinst if the running kernel is new enough,
but that is about all you can do.


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