Re: etch's upgrades during life cycle
On Friday 02 February 2007 06:49, Andreas Barth <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What i am saying is: is it possible to in a lenny or lenny++ change the
> > way debian upgrades it's stable, just for the kernel?
> There are few plans how to add one more kernel in the middle of Etchs
> life time to support more hardware - reality will show us how good we
> match that.
Is it certain that a kernel alone will be enough? Might there be changes
required to x.org, fdisk, udev, hal, and other things for new hardware?
Another possible reason for a new package is discovering bugs in code that has
potential security issues. Currently we release new packages to fix security
problems, but AFAIK we don't fix potential issues. I recall the mremap()
kernel security issue that was discovered by the bad guys after it was fixed
as a non-security issue in the kernel.org repository. Maybe some similar
fixes could be candidates for inclusion.
What about documentation changes? If package foo-doc changes then it has
little potential for serious regression, and if the old version of the
document was misleading in a bad way then it could justify an upgrade.
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