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Re: apt-get pinning ? - Sarge / Stable - only install certain/specific packages from "testing"

On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 23:08:43 -0700, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 04:00:09PM -0700, Willie Wonka wrote:


> > > > Is that line above showing me that after removing
> > > > kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686...that I'll then be either "upgraded to" or 
> > > > "installed" or "running" kernel-image-2.6.8-16 ? Why on earth does it want
> > to
> > > > remove my working Kernel images?
> >  
> > > because you've upgraded libc6 which the kernel-images indirectly
> > > depend on. 
> >  
> > I see - but does it not know that One _needs_ a Kernel-image ??
> with great freedom comes great responsibility. the apt system has no
> way of knowing what your intentions are or whether you have another
> kernel floating around. Maybe there should be some sanity check if the
> running kernel is the same as one to be removed, but who knows. And I
> suppose, once you're running, you don't strictly NEED a kernel
> anymore, provided you don't reboot...

There is a sanity check in the pre-removal script of the kernel image.
If you try to run

sudo dpkg -r linux-image-$(uname -r)

you will see a dialog with an clear warning about what is going to
happen if you don't abort this operation. The dialog defaults to the "I
want my mommy" option, but it will of course allow you to take the "real
men never need to reboot anyway" route.

If you decide to try this you will probably want to conclude the
experiment with

echo "linux-image-$(uname -r) install" | dpkg --set-selections

to make dpkg aware of the fact that you were just kidding.


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