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Re: removing 2.2 from the archive?

On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 09:35:05PM +0200, Stefan Huehner wrote:
> Hi,
> i've noticed that there are 2 packages for/referecing the kernel 2.2
> branch in the archive.
> Package: kernel-patch-2.2.25-m68k
> Binary: kernel-patch-2.2.25-m68k
> Package: kernel-source-2.2.25
> Binary: kernel-source-2.2.25, kernel-doc-2.2.25
> Are these two actually needed/used today? Or can they be removed?

As the name suggests, they are used to build the 2.2.25 kernel-images for
m68k, and unfortunately some m68k subarches are know to work only with 2.2
currently, that is (at least) several Atari (some work with 2.4.x) and Mac
machines (Q840AV is working for me, no other machine has been reported to
work with 2.6.x), see:


Last week the m68k developers agreed that 2.4 could be removed, now you want
to pull 2.2 as well and cut the number of my packages in half? That will
need some further discussion among the m68k folks... does this also mean
that an etch installation will require a 2.6 kernel to run on the machine?
Some of the m68k buildds (most macs) are still running 2.2.25, the two Atari
Falcons run 2.4. 

And what would I get in return for slashing my karma rating?


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