problems when upgrading the kernel with opkg / HELLO PLEASE NUKE BROKEN KERNEL PACKAGES

Werner Almesberger werner at
Thu Jul 31 05:14:40 CEST 2008

Graeme Gregory wrote:
> Both have expressed the wish to me that buildhost builds cutting edge
> stuff so we can use that as early warning of potential problems before
> we stabilise. This of course means that some builds fail, or produce
> packages that eat your phone and other stuff.

I think it's only good practice to pull packages that do this kind
of major damage even from a "bleeding edge" build.

You'll want a policy for how much damage is too much, though. E.g.,
"system doesn't boot" -> too much. "can't launch any apps" -> too
much. "can't use GSM" -> okay.

- Werner

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