Bug#680194: rename Kernel-Packages to allow a less missleading uname -r output
On Wed, 2012-07-04 at 13:47 +0200, Florian Manschwetus wrote:
> Package: linux-image-3.2.0-2-amd64
> Version: 3.2.20-1
> Currently breaks the naming of the kernel-packages in debian the
> behaviour expected from uname following its manpage. So I would suggest
> to rename the kernel-package to something less missleading, like
> linux-image-3.2-abi[ABI_VERSION] or linux-image-3.2.x-[ABI_VERSION].
Which would break, for example, module-assistant.
> Or maybe use the fullversion and copy the modules automatically during
> postinst as long as the abi stays the same.
I would like to do this, but we would have to take care to avoid filling
up /boot with a large number of installed packages.
> An output of uname -a / -r that follows the common standard is also
> expected in the guidelines about reporting bugs against debian.
> => http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting mentions use / inclusion of
> output of uname -a to give information about the currently used kernel
> version, what is currently definitely wrong!!!
It should instead recommend 'cat /proc/version'.
When in doubt, use brute force. - Ken Thompson