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Re: PPP problem w/ 1.1 install



Manoj Srivastava writes [ SuperCite undone - iwj ]:
> Brian C White <bcwhite@verisim.com> writes:
> > So...  Should there be a restriction against listing the
> > kernel-image as a dependancy in another package?
> 
> 	No, since if you follow the recommended method of generating
> kernel images, this will work.  

On the contrary, we should not require people to follow this method,
especially when it's easy not to make this requirement.

Packages which need a particular kernel or kernel feature to run
correctly should test for the kernel version of feature in the
postinst (or in the preinst, if the package being broken is a serious
problem for the whole syste, for example for a base package).

dpkg --compare-versions (implemented in dpkg recently) should work on
kernel version numbers, provided that pre-2 does actually return 1.99
or whatever in uname.

Ian.


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