[lug] strange kernel happenings...

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Aug 13 18:46:40 MDT 2002

Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 22:07, D. Stimits wrote:
>>One other thing...always be sure that the versions in kernel source 
>>Documentation/Changes are correct. Upgrading a kernel without first 
>>upgrading anything listed there can cause bizarre or fatal behavior at 
>>times. The Changes file even gives the commands to test versions with.
> I'll check into that.  I'm *assuming* Debian kernel folks are "doing the
> right things" here, but worth a check...

You can be 99.9999% certain that nobody updates all packages at the same 
time. It is possible if you installed a precompiled kernel from a 
package manager system that it would check for prerequisites. If it was 
not a precompiled binary package, there is almost no chance that it has 
a way to know all of the required packages automatically.

D. Stimits, stimits AT idcomm.com

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