Re: How to know which 2.6.16 "sub-minor" kernel I'm running
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Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-13 at 14:01 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
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>> The latest 2.6.16 version is 188.8.131.52, which was released on
>> 2006-07-06. linux-source-2.6.16 v2.6.16-16 is timestamped 2006-07-08.
>> $ apt-cache policy linux-source-2.6.16
>> Installed: 2.6.16-16
>> Candidate: 2.6.16-16
>> Version table:
>> *** 2.6.16-16 0
>> 500 ftp://mirrors.kernel.org unstable/main Packages
>> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> You aren't asking the right question here.
> There isn't much correlation to 2.6.16-16 for a Debian Kernel as
> compared to a sub-minor like 184.108.40.206. At least as much as I can tell
> from the Debian Kernel list and Commits being done on costa.d.o.
> The Debian Kernel has significant patches applied to it that fix a
> "certain number" of problems or features misbehaviors, then the
> <Ethereal Gods in charge of the Debian Kernel Team> decide to issue an
> epoch or incremental. There are changelogs you can get to see where
> everything comes along from.
Thanks. I looked in the 2.6.16-16 changelog.Debian.gz and see that
it mentions "Add stable release 220.127.116.11". So, this kernel is
vulnerable to the local root exploit that bit gluck?
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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