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Re: the fate of firewire



On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 00:27, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 13.09.2004, 16:47 +0200 schrieb Arjan van de Ven:
> 
> > > I can't package that right so I rather don't.
> > 
> > Just out of curiosity, could you give me one or to details on the
> > problem(s)? Thanks.
> 
> Installing a new kernel won't automatically get a new
> kernel-firewire package installed.  This breaks setups
> where people forget to update the kernel and will
> certainly break any automatic upgrades people may have
> set up.

it's even worse, say you want to install an OLDER kernel for whatever
reason; just "newest external" won't cut it with the way most of these
are packages; you need the exact matching one.
and you need it installed before the kernel gets installed, so that it
makes the initrd. 

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