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Re: Sarge kernels and Volatile

On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 09:28:37AM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Horms (horms@debian.org) [050801 08:23]:
> > I am wondering if others thing that volatile is a good
> > place for us to make uploads of updated 2.6.8 and 2.4.27 kerels for
> > Sarge? This would allow us to remove these kernels from unstable/testing
> > and still provide maintenence releases for users.
> Well, my basic approach to that is that nobody of the volatile team can
> really do security stuff (or otherwise debugging) for the kernels. So,
> if the kernel team is able and willing to do that, we could go that way.
> But anything that is in volatile needs to be security-supported till the
> distribution is archived (and the security support won't be done by the
> security-team).

What I am really looking for is a way to allow the kernel-team (me?) to
provide updates for sarge.  Primarily security updates, but there are
other important fixes too. The security team hasn't doene kernel updates
for a long time now, I guess they are busy with other things. So I think
it is valuable for the kernel team to provide updates.

> Also, you might consider if the current approach to rebuild the kernels
> is the best one (but that's of course up to you as long as you do the
> work :).

I am not sure what you are getting at there.

The current build process is a mess. We are tying to sort that
out with single-source, which is what you can see for 2.6.12.
If we can get this working, and convince ourselves that
moving sarge from 2.6.8 to 2.6.12 is possible, then yes, we
should do that. But for now, I'm really looking for a way
to do maintenance on 2.4.27 and 2.6.8.


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