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Re: etch and kernels2.4

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 02:13:50PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> wrote:
>   that's the point of my question. The 2.6 kernel in etch do not depends
> upon a 2.5 libc. the ones in unstable do. So in order to upgrade the
> libc to upstable one, you _have_ to install an etch 2.6.18 first.
>   I'm asking what we can do to ensure people don't get to the point
> where they don't know how to break that chicken and egg issue like in
> #428655.
>   IMHO we should have some kind of warning in etch ASAP, but I'd be glad
> to have the opinions of the RMs and SRMs on this.

IANASRM, but IMHO, it would be too late to do this in a point release.
Why not a preinst script in libc 2.5 to disallow upgrade if the running
kernel is 2.4, as well as adding conflicts on etch libc to kernel packages ?


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