RE: Is slink done?
On 12-Mar-99 Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
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> On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Shaleh wrote:
>> Once released, only absolutly necessary updates are made, i.e security
>> All new packages go into unstable (currently potato).
> I am curious:
> What if a security problem is found with the kernel that ships with, for
> example, slink, and the problem is only fixed in the 2.2.x kernel series.
> You can't simply add a new kernel package to slink to fix the bug, because
> kernel 2.2.x breaks some of the other packages included with slink. What
> happens in this case? Are those packages upgraded too?
Has not happened yet. Alan Cox is pretty good about keeping older kernels
happy. There is a 2.0.37 due soon for instance. Find out when it happens.
We may just say "time to upgrade".