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Re: kernel security upgrades



On Saturday 26 March 2005 11:45, Andreas Barth wrote:
> system 5. remove old udebs:
>    breaks businesscard cds the hard way, because they want to retrieve
>    them

You are still somewhat confused....

Businesscard CD can be broken because it downloads the kernel for the new 
system and version numbers are hardcoded in the selection of kernels. As 
the udeb responsible for this is included on the CD, it cannot be 
updated.

Netboot, floppy and S/390 installations can be broken because udebs, 
corresponding to the kernel version the installer was booted with, are no 
longer available.
For these methods the first problem does not exist because the udeb used 
to install the kernel is retrieved from the net and so can be updated to 
use the new kernels.

Only the second problem can be fixed by keeping old kernel-module-udebs 
around.

Cheers,
FJP

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