apt-get upgrade and kernel images
I am running Debian testing and seem to recall that it was the
policy of apt-get to never bring in a kernel image package when
doing an upgrade after an update. One had to specifically run
`apt-get install kernel-image-whatever'. However, the following
has happened to me for the second time:
lpans1# dpkg -l | grep kernel-image
ii kernel-image-2 2.4.23-1 Linux kernel image for version 2.4.23 on PPr
ii kernel-image-2 2.4.24-2 Linux kernel image for version 2.4.24 on PPr
lpans1# uname -a
Linux lpans1 2.4.24-1-686-smp #1 SMP Wed Feb 4 21:29:16 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
lpans1# apt-get upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
console-common console-data console-tools ddd gettext gettext-base
gettext-el kernel-image-2.4.24-1-686-smp libconsole libgphoto2-2
libgphoto2-port0 libnewt0.51 libperl-dev libperl5.8 libusb-0.1-4
mime-support ncftp perl perl-base perl-doc perl-modules reportbug sgml-data
wget whiptail zsh
26 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 35.3MB of archives.
After unpacking 755kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Why is apt-get now bringing in kernel-image packages and needlessly so
since I already have the indicated version installed?