On Thu, 2011-09-01 at 12:22 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
Has anyone made 2.6.40 packages install on F14? Unfortunately the
kernel package needs some other stuff, and due to all of the systemd
changes I'm not sure it would boot OK.
I would happily deploy a 2.6.40 on my remaining F14 machines even if I
had to pull it from an external repo.
v2.6.40 and v3.0 being actually the same thing, I can tell that about a
week ago I wrote this to this list:
A related anecdote: I'm currently running a (Rawhide derived,
rebuilt) v3.0.x kernel package on F14 (this is a laptop with a rather
boring setup). To get that package installed I also backported (ie,
rebuilt locally) mdadm-3.2.1-5 and module-init-tools-3.16-2. No
obvious breakage, at least not yet...
But the obvious disclaimer for stuff like this is: if it breaks, you
get to keep the pieces.
I still have not encountered any obvious problems due to some v3.0 and
There are some downsides to this solution (eg, it's a lot of work).
Besides, I'm pretty sure it's not worth the effort (even if using
prebuilt packages) for those few months of life still left in F14.