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Re: sarge upgrade - linux, grub conflict

On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 11:38:54AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:59:55PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 12:29:04AM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > For sarge updates of the linux kernels, grub needs to be updated before
> > > linux-image*. Can this be forced by an conflict with older versions? A
> > > dependency is not appropriate.
> > 
> > Can you give more detail on why grub needs to be updated first?  I haven't
> > heard anything about this incompatibilty, and would like to understand it
> > before endorsing a versioned conflict; there's a very good chance that a
> > versioned conflict with grub would force removal, not upgrade, of the
> > bootloader.
> kernel-package >> 10 uses debconf for the user communication. This
> includes the pre and post scripts specified in /etc/kernel-img.conf.
> update-grub from grub older than 0.97-3 writes informations to stdout,
> which is coupled to debconf and makes it fail.

Surely sarge kernel updates should be using the kernel-package in sarge,
namely 8.135. If there are changes needed from later versions of
kernel-package, they should be backported.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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