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Re: Bug#325484: udev >= 0.060-1 and kernels >= 2.6.12

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 11:35:03PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 07:56:32PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > > The kernel is likely going to be upgraded automatically because users will
> > > be using the kernel-image-2.6-xxx packages.

> > Is that a problem for some reason?

> > > So we're going to have another release with a very elaborate upgrade 
> > > procedure in the release notes (which a lot of users, especially desktop 
> > > users, don't read anyway)?

> > 1) upgrade your kernel
> > 2) dist-upgrade

> > That doesn't seem terribly elaborate to me?  And if people choose not to
> > read, well, they get a failure on dist-upgrade and get to figure it out
> > for themselves, I guess.

> Will that still apply in the case of a home-rolled kernel?

Yes, of course.  The reason this is such an issue in the first place is
because kernel dependencies are *not* expressed as package dependencies;
instead, udev checks the running kernel version in the preinst.

> However, if you have to compile your own kernel, do you upgrade kernel,
> dist-upgrade and then recompile with the new gcc?


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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