New kernels and old distributions
Posted Aug 9, 2006 2:51 UTC (Wed) by bluefoxicy
Parent article: New kernels and old distributions
> Among others, distributions scheduled to break with the 2.6.19 kernel
> include Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ("dapper") and the not-yet-released Slackware 11.
Who CARES? Dapper is not going to one day suddenly start shipping post-2.6.15 kernels; and Slackware 11 is not yet released so they can upgrade udev before they do that.
The only people who are going to break are those who upgrade their kernel by building their own; and if you can roll your own kernel, you can roll your own udev. If you're a distributor and you want to upgrade the kernel like that, upgrade udev with it. Either way, you're only going to break if you make a change to a major base component of your system (the kernel); if you're making such a change, make the other one (udev) too.
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