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Re: How do I keep testing current-amd64 witout so much trouble?

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, Paul Goyette wrote:

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Daniel Carosone wrote:

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 01:10:37PM -0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
Well, the modules get installed in /stand/amd64/5.99.x/modules so you
can certainly keep both copies around.

This assumes that x changes more often than kernels, and/or that new
modules are always better than and compatible with older ones for the
same x; both are clearly unreliable assumptions at best.

True. But in the original request, he was reverting to 5.99.4 backup copy, so both the "stable" 5.99.4 and "test" 5.99.5 modules would be able to peacefully coexist.

That means I just also keep the 5.99.4 kernel, and not the 5.99.5 kernel
that had booted previously.

It also assumes that userland hasn't changed so much that the old kernel
still works, which isn't the case all the time. For that reason, I
reinstall most everything from the 5.99.4 kernel.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
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