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Re: Bug#419467: Whoa, upstream wontfix?

On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 12:43:40AM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> (Dropping Mr. Alexander from CC list)
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 08:42:56PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > > That's right, but what about people who have always been running testing
> > > with a 2.4 kernel and have never seen (or were required to read, really,
> > > I guess) the etch release notes?
> > 
> >   then the libc will refuse to upgrade for them, too bad.
> That'd be fine if they had the option to install a Debian 2.6 kernel
> instead and then continue.  But I fear that a cpio depending on
> glibc-2.5 will soon afterwards transition to testing as well, and both
> initramfs-tools and yaird depend on it, so running apt-get install
> linux-image-2.6.*-*-* will lead to unsatisfied dependencies, AFAICT.
> So those users will be left with either having to fix their system
> manually with some dpkg commands, or stay with the current testing.
> Or maybe I'm missing something and the issue is less severe in reality.

  I don't see why they couldn't be able to wget a linux-image.......deb
then dpkg -i it and reboot

  that should do it properly, as I don't expect linux-image-* to depend
upon a new libc. If it does, well, then the kernel team will have to
work on that:)

  It's not *nice* but it's bearable for testing or unstable users I'd

  For stable users, well, those should follow the release notes an it
should work. But maybe I am missing something too ? :)

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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