[arch-general] Why move LTS to 5.10 when VirtualBox guests Kernel Panic with 5.10?

Jens John lists at 2ion.de
Wed Feb 17 14:07:22 UTC 2021

On Wed, 17 Feb 2021, at 09:48, David C. Rankin via arch-general wrote:
> Archdevs,
>   You move of both linux and linux-lts to the same kernel is bewildering. That
> eliminates all fallback capability lts provides. Currently, virtualbox Arch
> guests are broken on 5.10 (as with most other distros).
>   See: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/20055
>   With linux on 5.10 and lts on 5.4 it was workable to have lts guests. Now
> you have linux and linux-lts as the same kernel. How does that make sense?

I just would recommend to always add the kernel packages to pacman's IgnorePkg list, and upgrade them only in a strictly controlled way. You can't trust a volunteer project like Arch to take all issues into consideration.

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