[olug] apt-get question

Phil Brutsche pbrutsch at creighton.edu
Sun Mar 18 18:14:41 UTC 2001

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I decided to compile a newer kernel and found that executing
> apt-get update and apt-get upgrade doesn't download the newest kernel.
> My question is: what other packages fail to be upgraded when the
> apt-get upgrade command is issued?  Is kernel-source-* the only
> exception?

The kernel packages aren't upgraded by apt-get

> The rest of the story is:
> grep kernel-source /var/lib/dpkg/available | grep Package;
> apt-get install [choice of kernel-source package]
> ...got the kernel source installed.  I picked the 2.2.18pre21 which
> is the latest even numbered ver that showed up in the available dir.

With Debian there are 3 ways to upgrade the kernel:

1) the old-fasioned way :)
2) someone else builds the .deb for you
3) you make the .deb yourself

I can do #1 for you if you like.  You would do well to learn #3 :)

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