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Re: Bad practice to make a package depend on a specific kernel image

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 13:33:34 +1100, Robert Collins
<robertc@robertcollins.net> said:  

> On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 01:52 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:20:56 +1100, Robert Collins
>> <robertc@robertcollins.net> said:
>> > What you need to do is twofold: depend upon the presence of the
>> > ABI required, if you can get the kernel package maintainers to
>> > add an
>> Assumption: all machines that install your package are going to be
>> running official kernels.  None of my machines ever do.

> No, thats not an assumption. Done appropriately, the ABI data
> emitted would be done via make-kpkg, and be able to be generated for
> kernel.org kernels as well as debian 'official' kernels.

        At this point, that is not the case, no? Only official kernel
 images have the concept of abi  in the version numbering. 

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