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Re: Powerfail-safe kernel pkg installation

On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 08:30:14PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Matej Vela [Fri, 25 May 2007 20:16:44 +0200]:

> > Actually, Debian's kernel packages never remove old versions, they
> > simply pull in new ones.

> This is not the case in one particular scenario: one installs one of the
> kernel metapackages, eg. linux-image-686, with aptitude. The image that
> gets installed as a dependency gets marked as auto. On upgrade of
> linux-image-686, a new package gets installed, and the old one is
> removed by aptitude, because it was marked as auto.

With current aptitude, this is not the case.  There is a specific aptitude
rule to exclude linux-image packages from "auto" handling.

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