kernels and hotplug

crimsun at crimsun at
Sun Jan 15 16:40:29 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 03:16:30PM +0000, Toby Kelsey wrote:
> I decided to start testing the unstable Dapper version by installing the
> latest kernel.  However when I selected linux-image-2.6.15-12-686
> Synaptic informed it must *remove* hotplug as a prerequisite.

That's correct. Dapper has migrated away from hotplug, because 2.6.15
and udev have subsumed its functionality.

If you choose to run a Dapper kernel on a Breezy system, you will need
to backport Dapper's udev as well. *** Note that this removes hotplug,
so you will only be able to run 2.6.15 on your Breezy system.

> If this is not just a bug in the dependencies, it seems to show that the
> Ubuntu developers no longer try to keep install compatibility between
> different kernels.  Is the policy now to only support having one kernel
> installed?

No, this is a side effect of migrating to Dapper.
Daniel T. Chen            crimsun at
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