Fedora Core 3 Transferred to Fedora Legacy

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Tue Jan 17 18:30:40 UTC 2006


On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 10:18:10AM -0800, John Wendel wrote:
 > James Wilkinson wrote:
 > >Danny Terweij - Net Tuning | Net wrote:
 > >
 > >>And the FC3 kernel... verry pitty that is stucks on 2.6.12. Whats the
 > >>problem to pump it to latest kernel? depencies? put them into the repo too
 > >>right hehe
 > >
 > >
 > >Dave Jones summarised the problems at
 > >http://www.livejournal.com/users/kernelslacker/27433.html
 > >
 > >Hope this helps,
 > >
 > >James.
 > >
 > 
 > I've got kernel.org 2.6.15.1 running fine on a couple of FC3 boxes. No 
 > problems the I've detected, but there's nothing exotic about the 
 > configuration, just a couple of vanilla Dell boxes.

I get this a lot.  Building a kernel for your own box, and building
one that has to work on as much hardware as possible is a completely
different problem.  Despite my best efforts, there are *still* always
regressions when I push updates, but I do what I can to reduce that,
by not rebasing if I know it's going to break a large subset of users.

To use just one example, 2.6.15 needs a new udev, or synaptics touchpads
stop working.  Even though the 2.6.15 update in updates-testing works
just fine for a majority of users, we can't ship that until all the
pieces are in place.

		Dave




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