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Re: Bug#345067: My understanding of the IDE mess, and why it does not make sense to apply the proposed patch

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 09:48:11AM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > That means that jonas's fear of breaking self-built kernels is vastly
> > unfunded, and that he should remove those hacks, include a mention of
> > the broken kernels in the README file, and maybe propose a fixed yaird
> > to stable-proposed-updates or something.
> yaird is not in stable.
> > 
> > Alternatively, we could propose a fixed kenrel to
> > stable-proposed-update which removes the herbert-xu modular ide patch.
> 2.6.8 initrds are not, AFAIK, ever built with yaird.

Please not that these two claims are indeed true, but jonas believes it is
more important to not break whatever the user may do, rather than have good
support for official kernels, and it is thus not excluded that he likes to
support people building sarge kernels with yaird, which should be possible. I
think it was jurij who tried to do exactly this earlier last week, so i think
that it is a possible use-case, altough weird.


Sven Luther

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