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Re: Bug#239703: About to remove kernel-patch-2.2.20-p3

Camm Maguire wrote:

> Greetings!
> Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I agree on removing the package. So, if no-one disagrees, I'm going to
>> reassign this bug to ftp.d.o next weekend.
> At least some of the functionality in my 4 packages appears to be
> missing from the latest 2.2 kernel.
Why the heck are you using a 2.2 kernel?  It's not necessary on i386, and
we're trying to reduce the number of kernel versions, so as to avoid
driving the security people insane.

If it has functionality not in the latest *2.6* kernel, why, that's
different.  :-)

>  A simple cleanup would restore
> the patch against 2.2.25, and allow SSE instructions.  I understand
> that the state of the art in kernel patch packages has changed, and
> version specific packages are deprecated in favor of some other
> mechanism.  I will try to read up on this -- pointers appreciated.  In
> short, I have no objection to the removal of the packages unless their
> presence would facilitate an update of the package contents to the
> latest kernel, which I would like to effect, at least in the p3 and
> raid cases.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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