Re: Distribution and support for Debian-502-i386-netinst
On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:48:24 +0000, Ben Hutchings
>On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 05:59:59PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:43:32 +0000, "Adam D. Barratt"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >the kernel team have been very good in the past about fixing such things
>> >once they're aware of them.
>> Why does the kernel team get an execption that is unanonimously denied
>> to other, much less important parts of the distribution?
>You can easily upgrade a userland package from backports after
>installation. You can't do that with the kernel if the installer
>doesn't support your disk or network controller. (It is possible
>to use a newer installer to install stable, but that's much more
>prone to break or to differ from the installation manual.)
The solution would be to offer additional install media with
additional support. The mere chance of introducing a regression is a
risk which I think should not be taken by Debian.
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