Missing symbolic link to new kernel (Ubunut PPC)

Bug #164574 reported by LP on 2007-11-22
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linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Hi,

I upgraded my Ubuntu 7.04 to 7.10 on a PowerBook 17" and lost the use of my 5in1 adapter pcmcia card reader.

After searching on the web I find that it could be due to the kernel version, I then looked at /boot and discover that vmlinux and initrd.img were symbolic links to kernel 2.6.15-23-powerpc files although according to the package list the most recent kernel is vmlinux-2.6.22-14-powerpc.

I thus changed by hand those links to the most recent kernel and get my adapter working again. Ouf!

Is it expected that these symbolic links are not upgraded during the change from 7.04 to 7.10 on PowerPC?

Regards,

LP

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in linux-source-2.6.22

Beginning with the Hardy Heron 8.04 development cycle, all open Ubuntu kernel bugs need to be reported against the "linux" kernel package. We are automatically migrating this bug to the new "linux" package. However, development has already began for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. It would be helpful if you could test the upcoming release and verify if this is still an issue - http://www.ubuntu.com/testing . If the issue still exists, please update this report by changing the Status of the "linux" task from "Incomplete" to "New". We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make this transition. Thanks!

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.6.27 kernel for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. As a result, the kernel team would appreciate it if you could please test this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:

1) If you are comfortable installing packages on your own, the linux-image-2.6.27-* package is currently available for you to install and test.

--or--

2) The upcoming Alpha5 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10 will contain this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Please watch http://www.ubuntu.com/testing for Alpha5 to be announced. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD.

Please let us know immediately if this newer 2.6.27 kernel resolves the bug reported here or if the issue remains. More importantly, please open a new bug report for each new bug/regression introduced by the 2.6.27 kernel and tag the bug report with 'linux-2.6.27'. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2.6.26 kernel. Thanks again, we really appreicate your help and feedback.

Hi LP,

Per the email you sent:

"Unfortunately, I cannot test the new kernel since I no longer have Ubuntu
installed on a Power PC computer."

I'm going to unfortunately close this report for now. Thanks.

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeamBugPolicies for more information. Thanks.

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