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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] BS kernel for 10.1 needs upgrade
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 17:23:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <200611061723.05239.adrian@xxxxxxx>
Am Wednesday 01 November 2006 15:31 schrieb Bernhard Walle:
> * Christoph Thiel <cthiel@xxxxxxx> [2006-11-01 14:58]:
> > On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 10:12:24AM -0200, Mauricio Teixeira (netmask)
wrote:
> > > The current kernel for SUSE 10.1 on BS is 2.6.16.13-4, while the most
> > > recent kernel it is 2.6.16.21-0.25.
> >
> > IIRC this is due to the fact that we wanted every package built for 10.1
> > to be able to run on any version of 10.1 -- therefore no online updates
> > have been pushed into the Build Service 10.1 target (yet). However, I'd
> > put this up for reconsideration.
>
> Well, for any other packages except KMPs it shouldn't make any
> difference because online updates shouldn't break the API or ABI.
>
> But for KMPs, it makes building KMPs in the BS completely useless IMO
> if they're not built against the latest update kernel. Kernel update
> fix security updates, and having KMPs only for the kernel which is
> shipped on CD may bring users to run a non-updated kernel only to have
> a driver available. That's not good.

That is right, the kernel is an exception.

So we need in future also an extra $distro+$updates repositories, where
package such special packages can be build against.

bye
adrian

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Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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