[arch-dev-public] glibc kernel version news draft

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 27 01:07:10 EST 2010


I'm going to move the toolchain out of testing, so need a short news 
item about the minimum kernel version.


Minimum required kernel version increase

The update to glibc-2.12.2-1 increases the minimum required kernel 
version to 2.6.27.   This kernel version was chosen as it is currently 
the oldest kernel with longterm support upstream.  Users of the Arch 
"kernel26" and "kerne26-lts" packages are unaffected by this change.

Those wanting to continue use an older kernel version will be required 
to rebuild the glibc package with the appropriate adjustment made to the 
"--enable-kernel" configuration option.

--end draft--

Any comments?


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