Re: Is linux-image-2.6-k7 required?
On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 03:39:41PM -0700, Phillip Pi wrote:
> I did an apt-get update and dist-upgrade today, and noticed it wanted to
> install Kernel 2.6.21-1-K7. I am still using v2.6.18-4-K7 (uname:
> 2.6.18-4-k7 #1 SMP Wed May 9 23:42:01 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux). I did
> not want to install the new Kernel, so I removed linux-image-2.6-k7
> which was depended on.
> Is this going to be a problem if linux-image-2.6-k7 is not installed? I
> have not rebooted yet. The package description did not make sense to me:
> "Description: Linux kernel 2.6 image on AMD K7. This package depends on
> the latest binary image for Linux kernel 2.6 on 32bit AMD
> Duron/Athlon/AthlonXP machines." Is that saying it is required? If so,
> then how do I keep the one for 2.6.18?
It is not required. The linux-latest-2.6 packages are there to assist
you in upgrading to the latest available kernel in your distribution.
If you do not wish to upgrade, you can remain at 2.6.18.
That said, 2.6.18 no longer exists in sid and is not supported beyond
etch, so you will not automatically receive any fixes (security or
otherwise) for it. If you would prefer to continue running 2.6.18 but
also receive these fixes, I'd suggest running etch and installing
etch's linux-image-2.6-k7, which will keep you running the latest
2.6.18 even if the ABI name changes.