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Re: Bug#241497: Critical bug still not addressed: upgrade-i386

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 00:56:45 -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:

> Reminder: the directory
> dists/sarge/main/upgrade-i386
> still has not been created, let alone populated.

Oh, yuck.  This is the first I've heard of this problem.

> I would expect this to be a hard requirement before sarge can be 
> released; otherwise upgrades from woody for real i386 machines will not 
> be possible.
> It will need to contain a kernel for i386 machines which
> (1) installs cleanly on woody
> (2) contains and enables the 486 emulation patch (introduced with 
> Debian's kernel 2.4.24, but really could be attached to any 2.4 version, 
> I believe).

Joshua Kwan is the only person working on 2.4.27, afaik (I offered to
help, but I want to get other packages squared away before getting sucked
into that).  Presumably, we'll be required to provide security updates for
these i386-upgrade-only kernels, and given the kernel's history,
that's going to be a pain if we're stuck w/ anything less than 2.4.26 or

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