Re: virtual text consoles gone
On Wednesday 23 April 2008 11:25, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> I have been upgrading. Could it be that three revisions of kernels have
> passed me by unnoticed without a reboot? (I check /boot). Nope. Better
> investigate why I'm not getting the upgrades.
If you have both linux-image-2.6-<arch> and
linux-image-2.6.18-<version>-<arch> on your machine, then
the usual "apt-get update; apt-get upgrade" won't do the kernel upgrade,
it will instead "hold" the linux-image-2.6-<arch> package, because
of the dependency coupling -- linux-image-2.6.18-<version>-<arch>
is a dependency of linux-image-2.6-<arch>.
This is a very handy feature for those of us with custom
modules in the kernel, it allows us to do the regular
apt-get two-step without blitzing the kernel, so we can defer
the kernel upgrade until after we've re-read the module
To do the upgrade, you can explicitly "install" the
latest version, or do "apt-get dist-upgrade", which takes a
more aggressive approach to dependencies.
I have no idea how aptitude handles this.
Andrew Reid / firstname.lastname@example.org