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Re: renaming linux-kernel source package

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 00:11:49 +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> Andres Salomon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm going to suggest renaming our 2.6.12 source package from
>> linux-kernel-2.6.12 to linux-kernel-2.6.  Thoughts?  Dann Frazier and I
>> have discussed this on IRC a little bit, and come up w/ the following
>> points..
>>   * Source: linux-kernel-2.6, Version: 2.6.12-1
>>   * As long as each arch is in synch, there are no GPL issues with older
>>     binary packages being in the archive w/out the source.
>>   * Nicer for bugs; http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-kernel-2.6.html
>>     gets us all bugs for 2.6.12+ kernels, versus having to look at
>>     linux-kernel-2.6.12.html, linux-kernel-2.6.13.html, etc.
>>   * Older kernels get removed; no need to ask for manual removal of
>>     linux-kernel-2.6.12 after 2.6.13 becomes available for all archs. 
>>     However, we lose the ability to have multiple 2.6's in a release,
>>     which sounds like a win to me; we shouldn't be doing multiple 2.6
>>     releases anymore anyways, the security team has made it clear they
>>     don't want to support multiple kernels, and it would be extra pressure
>>     for all archs to keep up.
> This makes it unlikely to ever get working mips/mipsel kernels in the
> single source package.

Perhaps you could give a reason why this is the case?

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