Gavin McCullagh, Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 02:42:30PM +0000:
> Well, that's why I said a tree. As I am also running sarge I can't easily
> simulate the install on woody, but we tried it in my other place of work
> recently and there's several dependencies unmet in woody. If you allow it
> to grab them from sarge (logical enough, that's where the kernel's from)
> you quickly find yourself upgrading those packages' dependencies and so on,
> which I recall including the C lib.
That's exactly why you have a _stable_ distro (stableness speaking of
version numbers) and some non-stable. Woody's kernel is up to 2.4.18, period.
Choosing other kernels, especially packaged ones, is your choice; anyway
you can try grabbing the _sources_ from another version of the
distribution and recompiling/repackaging them.
But remember: if you go that way you lose security updates. You'd rather
go for testing or unstable.
("you" is generic, not "you Gavin", of course)
pbm - "it's easy to be a genius when you're 25, but try
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