Re: Bug#865120: release-notes: document i386/amd64 kernel changes for jessie->stretch
Masanori Goto wrote:
> Recently I encountered this amd64 kernel issue on my i386 architecture
> machine. I think this is useful to be mentioned. Why don't we want to
> apply this proposed text?
I don't know anything about how widespread or critical or worthy of
documentation this bug might be, but I notice a couple of lines that
have English language problems sneaking back in.
> Users are advised that the <literal>-amd64</literal> flavor of kernel
> is no longer provided for the <literal>i386</literal> architecture.
> Instead, these kernels are available and installed directly from amd64
"Available and installed" makes it sound as if the kernels are already
automatically installed (and if they can be installed then it's
obvious that they're available). My draft had
These kernels should instead be installed directly from the amd64
(With definite article)
> architecture, using multiarch, the mechanism allowing the
> installation of foreign-architecture packages.
> To check if you are running <literal>i386</literal> user space with
> <literal>amd64</literal> kernel, run:
> <command>dpkg --print-architecture; uname -r</command> (would give
> <literal>i386</literal> and a flavor ending in
> To add <literal>amd64</literal> as a foreign architecture, run:
> <command>dpkg --add-architecture amd64; apt-get update</command>
> (Install the appropriate kernel metapackage as described above.)
> Note that installing kernel modules are not officially supported
> through <command>module-assistant</command>.
Number agreement fix:
Note that installing kernel modules is not officially supported
But hang on, surely that's not true - handling kernel modules is the
one and only thing module-assistant *does* officially support! Don't
you mean something more like this?
Note that <command>module-assistant</command> does not officially
support foreign-architecture kernel modules.
(So maybe it should add "but DKMS does"?)
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package