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Old 06-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Jonas Stein
Default Bug#585880: linux-base: aptitude message: The names may change.

Package: linux-base
Version: 2.6.32-15
Severity: wishlist

The update warning says:

The new Linux kernel version provides different drivers for some PATA (IDE) controllers. The names of some hard disk,
CD-ROM, and tape devices may change.

It is now recommended to identify disk devices in configuration files by label or UUID (unique identifier) rather
than by device name, which will work with both old and new kernel versions.

If you choose to not update the system configuration automatically, you must update device IDs yourself before the
next system reboot or the system may become unbootable.

Update disk device IDs in system configuration?

It would be very important at this stage to give more information about the rename-thing.

ideas for Solution:
a) a hint like "[..] the renaming scheme is /dev/hdX -> /dev/sdX" in the message
b) further information on http://rename...
c) see man (...)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages linux-base depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.32 Debian configuration management sy
ii libapt-pkg-perl 0.1.24 Perl interface to libapt-pkg
ii libuuid-perl 0.02-3+b1 Perl extension for using UUID inte
ii util-linux 2.16.2-0 Miscellaneous system utilities

linux-base recommends no packages.

linux-base suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
linux-base/disk-id-convert-plan-no-relabel: true
linux-base/disk-id-convert-plan: true
linux-base/disk-id-convert-auto: true

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:45 AM
Ben Hutchings
Default Bug#585880: linux-base: aptitude message: The names may change.

The NEWS.Debian file in metapackages such as linux-image-2.6-686 now
explains the naming change. Users with apt-listchanges installed will
see that explanation before the upgrade.

No changes will be made to the wording of the decbonf prompts, as they
would have to be translated again.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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