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Re: making udev require 2.6.15 kernels

On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:07:11PM +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 02:37:21AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Anyway, I don't see that this is a very good solution.  Disabling all of the
> > available boot options for the system doesn't prevent incidental breakage,
> > it just changes the *kind* of incidental breakage you get.

> It makes it impossible to break by accident. It don't help against hand
> made breakages. This is a social problem which can't be fixed by a
> technical solution.

Then what does this have to do with the problem people are trying to solve?
The problem is that there is *no* kernel available in sarge that meets the
needs of the etch udev and lvm packages, and as a result people have to
install a new kernel, reboot, and then continue with the upgrade -- and
failing to follow these directions means hours of pain trying to recover
from an interrupted dist-upgrade (in particular for those users who have
little or no dpkg knowledge/experience).

> > Anything that introduces the possibility of the system breaking on
> > reboot/power failure is *worse* than this.

> Hu? The kernel image have to be configured already.

*What* kernel image?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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