On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 01:45:05AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Thu, 2009-11-12 at 00:12 +0100, matthieu castet wrote:> > On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 00:14 +0100, matthieu castet wrote: >> Package: linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 >> Severity: normal >> >> >> Hi, >>>> in lenny linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 failed because it want a version >> of yaird that doesn't exist.> > No, it *conflicts* with the old version of yaird that you have > installed. yaird is not included in 'lenny'; you should use > initramfs-tools instead. > > Ben. yaird was present on etch, why it is not present on lenny.I don't know; it was not my decision.
No, it was the decision of a release manager, based on judgement of Max, described by same release manager as "long-term kernel team member" which was judging "with his kernel arch maintainer hat on". 
So waving off as "not my problem" by the kernel team seems a little odd to me. If you speak with your kernel team hat on, that is.
I don't want to install initramfs-tools because it depends on udev. And my system which is a video recorder doesn't want/need it.Then you should stick with etch or build your own kernel without an initramfs. Do not ask us to support systems without udev.
I do agree: despite my disagreement with max on bug#457177 and (many) other issues of yaird, that does not change that Debian as a project has decided to only in its current stable release have decided to only ship with a single ramdisk generator - the one maintained by the Debian kernel team (or a member therof), and that ramdisk generator depends on udev.
So I agree that this bugreport as filed is inappropriate and should stay closed.
Kind regards, - Jonas Maintainer of yaird  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=457177#78 -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
Description: Digital signature