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Re: Bug#416841: Need help with MySQL upgrade tests on 2.4 kernel

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 01:28:18PM +0200, Christian Hammers wrote:
> > Mmm, guess I wasn't clear -- I mean that there's no point in trying to work
> > on this bug, because lenny *as a whole* will not support 2.4 kernels.  (the
> > glibc maintainers are eager to drop LinuxThreads support, which means lenny
> > will stop supporting threading on 2.4 within days/weeks of the etch
> > release.)

> What I feared was the upgrade process itself. I guess that mysql and the
> new 2.6 kernel will get installed in the same "apt-get dist-upgrade" run
> and thus if mysql-server-5.0 hangs and the user presses ctrl-c he is left
> with a half broken system.

It *doesn't* *matter*.  Running etch with a 2.4 kernel is not officially
supported; upgrading to lenny on a system running a 2.4 kernel is
*guaranteed* to break, and nothing you do in the mysql package will make any
difference to this as soon as the new glibc is uploaded to unstable.

> Or is there some mechanism that tells the user first to upgrade to a 2.6
> kernel then reboot and then update the rest of the packages?

There are the release notes.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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