Sven Arvidsson wrote:
That was the solution. m-a apparently does not search for linux-header
or linux-image packages, it uses apt-get to search for kernel-headers
and kernel-image, or so it seems anyway. However, once I installed the
updated linux-image and linux-headers packages everything worked as it
The problem probably stems from the fact that of the kernel choices that
the Etch installer makes available I chose the one that is not an
explicit choice of a kernel version. (I can't recall off the top of my
head what the choices are right now though. ) That probably keeps apt
from upgrading the kernel until that generic kernel package is updated
to the latest kernel image, and that doesn't seem to happen right away
as I ran apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, and even apt-get dist-upgrade
looking for new kernel packages and nothing showed up.
It wasn't until Andrew said that new kernel image and header packages
had been made available that I expanded my search to look for
linux-kernel and linux-header packages. If I had done that to start
with I wouldn't have had a problem. However, it just never occurred to
me to try that as I assumed that if anything was available m-a would
find it in the "prepare" routine run when setting up m-a.
On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 12:23 -0800, Freddy Freeloader wrote:
The problem is that there is no kernel-headers package
with the same exact package version as the installed kernel version.
The installed kernel is reported as 2.6.18-3-486 by uname -a. The only
kernel headers package available with apt-get for Sid or Etch is 2.6.18-6.
Are you sure you have both the linux-kernel-headers and the
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 packages installed?