Automatic Old Kernel Removal Spec Proposal

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Jun 7 23:03:33 BST 2006

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:12:39PM +0200, Andreas Schildbach wrote:
> Why is it that kernels are given new package names (and thus new 
> packages) for new versions, rather than just new package versions? If 
> its for being able to comfortably select a kernel to boot: you could 
> backgrade to any uploaded package version using apt-get, too.

This is done when the kernel ABI changes, because it becomes incompatible
with locally-built modules.

 - mdz

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