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

On 2007-04-09 Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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;

I talk about the upgrade from *sarge* to etch!
The bug report was against the etch version of mysql and the release notes 
do not demand a kernel upgrade to 2.6 before even starting the dist-upgrade
from sarge to etch. Chapter 4.1.5 just says that kernel 2.4.1 is required
before upgrading. Etch to lenny is of course no problem.

So depending on what I further find out, I propose a upload to 4.0r1 and/or a
note in the release notes for mysql.



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