Re: [PROPOSAL] 2.4.27 as default 2.4 kernel for sarge
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:30:27PM +0100, peter green wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joey Hess [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: 27 August 2004 22:59
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> > Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] 2.4.27 as default 2.4 kernel for sarge
> > Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > > Quoting Joey Hess:
> > > > 15. Get ftp-master to remove kernel udebs for the old kernel version
> > > > from testing. This will *break* some old released install media
> > > > (floppy, netboot, not cdrom), but it's necessary before release.
> > >
> > > Why is this necessary ? I'm a bit worried that rc1 netinst
> > images do no more
> > > work when sarge is released ... those images are widespread due to the
> > > testing, and it's a pity to make them useless if we don't
> > really need to.
> > GPL compliance mostly.
> > --
> > see shy jo
> surely if you are not going to remove the udebs you would not remove the
> debs or sources either so there would be no gpl compliance problem
it is not easy, as the .udeb source package is not kernel-source versioned, so
the same package produce both the older and and the newer set.
When the newer ones reach the archive, the source packages is replaced, but
not the older packages.
Now, a solution would be to have version .udeb source packages as we do for .debs.
We have to await NEW processing anyway, so nothing is lost.