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Bug#231538: *sigh*

At Sat, 27 Mar 2004 10:43:53 +0100,
Martin Schulze wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 07:54:45PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > > Hence, I believe that an upgrade directory is the way to go.  The
> > > kernel package should be maintained until sarge is released and
> > > security patches added.
> > 
> > Can you patch the i48 instruction emulator into a 2.4.19 kernel?
> > It doesn't look exactly intrusive..
> That would only help mips.
> I wonder what a mips machine would need with an i486 emulator.
> For IA-32 we would have to patch 2.4.18, but we cannot properly
> update those packages in woody without people losing their
> modules (would hurt a bit on laptops...).  So that's a no-go.

So you don't have any intenstion to install new 2.4 kernel with
i486 emulation patch.

> Hence, the upgrade directory for real 80386 machines.

What does it mean?

If there is no plan to support upgrade-path for i386 machines, then I
put the message "Use woody-proposed-updates 2.4.24 kernel" at
libc6.preinst for 80386 machine.  Then, we don't need to change the
current woody kernels.  I think it's the simplest fix.  Is it OK?

-- gotom

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