I think it's reasonable for package maintainers to check compatibility
with the kernel from the
distribution they upload package to. Especialy here when package is
newer then kernel driver.
It's of course harder to supervise the situation when kernel pass
ahead of user-space packages
but it's also possible.
2009/10/7 Josselin Mouette <email@example.com>:
> Le mercredi 07 octobre 2009 à 14:12 +1100, Russell Coker a écrit :
>> I expect that the kernel team tends to be more careful about uploads to
>> Unstable than most package maintainers due to the scope of damage that a bad
>> kernel can cause.
> I think it is unreasonable to ask them to check interactions with
> hundreds, if not thousands, of packages in the archive. You are asking
> the impossible from people who are already doing a great job providing
> kernel images that basically never break after an upgrade – unlike, say,
> CUPS packages.
> .''`. Josselin Mouette
> : :' :
> `. `' “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
> `- future understand things” -- Jörg Schilling
- From: Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: btrfs
- From: Josselin Mouette <email@example.com>