[arch-dev-public] Minimal kernel version

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu May 5 15:26:51 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not to be the thorn in the side of progress, but we can't keep
> changing this every six months on a whim unless we truly don't care
> about some semblance of stability and uptime.

Side-note: Changing the minimum regularly does not mean that people
need to upgrade regularly. Hopefully the people who were forced to
upgrade before, did not upgrade to the new minimum, but to something
relatively recent. In other words, the people who upgraded five months
ago, should be good to go for at least another year  (fingers

> So obviously if you update udev on your system, you should be expected
> to run a kernel that satisfies the requirement

This was exactly my concern. If people hold back udev to avoid
updating the kernel, they would also need to hold back other packages
that might depend on changes in udev, and so on. Which packages to
hold back will probably not be at all clear (as backwards
compatibility might be unintentionally broken). What do we recommend
people to do in these situations?



More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list