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Re: Shouldn't we have more ftp masters ?

Scripsit Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 11:10:00PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:

>> Don't _all_ new kernel packages require NEW processing because kernel
>> packages have the entire version string embedded in the package name
>> (for good and sound reasons)?

> Kernel package names are only changed on ABI changes, of which new upstream
> versions are the majority.  There is no reason why the 16th revision of
> 2.6.16 packages should necessarily require NEW processing.

Hm, I see on further checking that the -2- in my currently installed
linux-image-2.6.16-2-k7 package is not actually the Debian revision.

I (foolishly?) thought that the package name changed by default and
intentionally, such that on updates one could always keep the old
kernel installed until having verified that the new one could boot

Henning Makholm                                   "Monsieur, vous êtes fou."

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