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Re: fai-kernels for etch

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 02:32:38PM -0700, dann frazier wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 10:29:06PM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > > I already discussed this with Dann Frazier (bcc:ed), who said doing security 
> > > support for fai-kernels is no problem. (After all, it's just adding a 
> > > changelog entry and rebuilding the package once a new linux-source-$version 
> > > is available.)

> > > So I have one question: should I *now* (let someone) upload a new version of 
> > > fai-kernels with build-depends on linux-source-2.6.18 and then open a RC bug 
> > > to prevent it from migrating to etch? 

> > > Or should I wait with an upload until 2.6.18 has entered etch? I fear that the 
> > > freeze will happen then... Though as there are no big changes in fai-kernels 
> > > planned, I think a review of fai-kernels is painless.

> > I guess the latter is preferred, 2.6.18 seems really close to entering testing
> > really soon. But that's mostly up to Dann, he should know best.

> I would think that this package wouldn't flow into etch w/o the needed
> build-deps, so I don't think the explicit RC bug is necessary (will
> let the release guys correct me if I'm wrong).

That is wrong; britney doesn't honor build-depends when updating packages in

> I think getting a 2.6.18 fai into sid ASAP is a good idea.

I agree, I don't see any reason to wait (or even to file an RC bug, since
everyone knows 2.6.18 will be pushed into etch before release).

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