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Bug#355188: apt-get install linux-image-2.6-x fails - chicken & egg with udev upgrade

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:28:22PM -0500, Gary Dale wrote:
> I recently decided to try Etch on my laptop computer (IBM Thinkpad 
> A22e). The dist-upgrade from Sarge worked reasonably well and I 
> generally like the new system. However there is one problem I've 
> encountered that I need some help on.

> I'd like to upgrade my kernel from 2.6.9 to the latest as the Etch 
> version of udev doesn't work with the older kernel. I've had to go back 
> to the Sarge version of udev to get a working udev. However, I can't 
> upgrade my kernel because the Etch kernel doesn't work with the old 
> version of udev. Moreover, the Etch version of udev won't even install 
> unless it sees at least a 2.6.12 kernel.

that is tracked in the endless bug repport #349354,
this loop needs to be breaken up.

> dpkg --install also doesn't work because of the dependency issue.
> Is there a way around this problem?

please retest with latest etch sources and before upgrade do an:
# touch /etc/udev/kernel-upgrade

please send in the log of the following upgrade.


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