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Re: etch and kernels2.4

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 01:25:39PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
> [-- You may want as a background to this question to read #428655. --]
>   We have users that still run etch with 2.4 kernels. Though, when
> they'll upgrade to lenny, it will completely destroy their upgrade path,
> in ways that are quite hard to figure out for a beginner.
>   I'd suggest that very very very soon, e.g. it would be more than nice
> in .r1 we add in some core package (e.g. the libc ?) a critical debconf
> note (or alike) that warns the user about that issue, and urge him to
> upgrade his kernel.
>   I know release notes already advise strongly to migrate, but we must
> do better than that. IMHO that's quite critical, because it's impossible
> to install a 2.6 kernel from lenny/sid without having the libc 2.5 installed
> first.

Isn't it impossible to run a 2.5 libc with a 2.4 kernel ? If so, there is
a chicken and egg problem... if someone is running a 2.4 kernel, she can't
upgrade to the 2.5 libc, and without the 2.5 libc, she can't upgrade to a
2.6 kernel...


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