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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 Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 11:13:44AM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 08:28:12 +0100
> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > jonas believes it is more important to not break whatever the user
> That's what your patch was about, Sven: Relaxing the internal
> logic of yaird for powerpc where you knew it would not hurt - if only
> the kernels was built by your!

Nope, the patch did only revert the ide-forcing patch in order for pegasos
users to be able to install a kernel while we thought about the real thing.

You and Erik decided to include a half-backed patch to solve the issue of the
people needing ide-generic without clearly understanding the issue, and thus
broke the official kernels on pegasos, and at that time yaird was still the
default ramdisk generator, so this meant d-i was broken per default on pegasos

I know there are >1000 pegasos users out there which would run into this
problem, and a big part of those complained to me, or silently cursed debian
and installed something else, can you tell me how many folk out there do build
their own kernel and don't just build everything in, thus not needing a
ramdisk tool ? Did we have a single complaint from those ? 

So, basically, you applied a workaround patch without caution and without
understanding fully the issue, while strongly refused when i did the same, and
furthermore in a much less intrusive way.


Sven Luther

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