Ch.3.2 outdated note(?)
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 3 00:07:47 PST 2006
Rainer Wirtz wrote:
> In LFS-SVN-20061029, Chapter 3.2 there's a note reading:
> The Linux kernel is updated relatively often, many times due to
> discoveries of security vulnerabilities. The latest available 2.6.17.x
> kernel version should be used, unless the errata page says otherwise.
> Do not use version 2.6.18 or later kernels due to potential
> incompatibilites with the bootscripts.
> This is right below the download link to kernel 22.214.171.124.
> I assume the note is outdated and should be changed or removed, right?
Thanks. We should be using the version numbers from packages.ent,
rather than a hard-coded value. Unfortunately they were structured in
such a way as to make using them in this context awkward. I've rejigged
things a bit and committed a fix in r7852. I thought it was safe to
remove the warnings about incompatibilities with the bootscripts as I
think this was really to do with the udev related issues with 2.6.18.
If anyone thinks the warning is still relevant, give me a shout and I'll
put it back in.
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