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Re: s390 uninstallability review

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 05:16:34PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 17 July 2006 16:37, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > > Well, couldn't we just kill the 2.4-kernel-related packages from
> > > > unstable/testing?

> > > Second: no, not yet, as that would break D-I beta 2 installations (as
> > > was already discussed on IRC with Bastian this morning).

> > If they require the kernel-latest packages, and those packages are
> > uninstallable, isn't d-i beta2 currently already broken on s390?

> No, Beta2 for S/390 is currently not broken as by a happy coincidence it 
> does not use the kernel-latest packages. Instead it installs the -2 
> kernel-image packages which are available. So, removing S/390 2.4 related 
> kernel images from testing _will_ break Beta2.

Ok; but this report was about the kernel-latest-2.4-s390 packages, which as I
understand were not used for beta2 and won't be used for beta3 either.  So
still no reason to keep them.

> Also, a few arches will still use 2.4 kernels in Beta 3. Removing 2.4 
> support from D-I is a release goal for RC1 (see the minutes of the last 
> d-i team meeting). Thus, the first moment that _all_ 2.4 related kernel 
> packages can be removed from the archive will be after D-I RC1.

We weren't talking about removing all of them, just the ones from the
kernel-latest-2.4-s390 source package.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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