Re: Bug#331391: Re: ftpmaster: Please remove 2.6.8 kernel images
On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 08:36:41PM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> tags 331391 moreinfo
> On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 05:34:36PM +0900, Horms wrote:
> > Hi ftpmasters,
> Hi Horms,
> > After discussion with the d-i team, the 2.6.8 kernel
> > can now be removed from the archive. Accordinly, please remove
> > the following packages:
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-alpha
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-amd64
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-hppa
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-i386
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-ia64
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-m68k
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-s390
> > kernel-image-2.6.8-sparc
> > kernel-patch-2.6.8-hppa
> > kernel-patch-2.6.8-m68k
> > kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8
> > kernel-source-2.6.8
> > kernel-kbuild-2.6-3
> > In addition, the following packages should be removed,
> > but they should have been hijacked by linux-2.6, I am not
> > sure why this hasn't happened.
> > kernel-latest-2.6-alpha
> > kernel-latest-2.6-amd64
> > kernel-latest-2.6-hppa
> > kernel-latest-2.6-i386
> > kernel-latest-2.6-s390
> > kernel-latest-2.6-sparc
> Removing the first list will break the second list, in particular, those
> kernel-headers-2.6-subarch packages. So the magical short names for 'latest
> kernel headers' will cease to work in unstable then.
Nope, the latest are now provided by the linux-2.6 package as a legacy
compatibility thingy and depend on the linux-image 2.6.12 kernels. I think
from now on, and with the exception of the mips kernels, all 2.6 kernel
related source packages which are not linux-2.6 should go.
> Probably you'd want to make linux-2.6 hijack those packages first.
> Alternatively, you're going to need to cope with bugreports about broken
> kernel-headers-2.6-686 packages etc, or, you want us to remove them
> altogether. The last option might be an upgrade problem for people, but I
> don't have enough insight in that to make a call about it.
Nope, we did the right thing, and there are all compatibility packages or
provides for all of those, and it should work out well, and if it does not,
then it is a bug we need to fix and the sooner we know about it the better.
Please remove all those packages from etch/sid, for 2.6, the only remaining
packages should be :
the mips/mipsel linux-image generating package. not sure about his name.
And well, the situation is still ugly in 2.4 land, but that is a different