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Re: etch and kernels2.4

Frank Lichtenheld a écrit :
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 02:22:37PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
>> 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 ?
> libc6 preinst already aborts if the running kernel is a 2.4

Note that there is also a NEWS.Debian asking the user to upgrade to a
2.6 kernel. This let the user one more chance to abort the install
before the preinst script is actually run.

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