Re: How do I update kernel in Debian 4
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 16:24:00 +0800, Bret Busby (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> We have Debian 4.0 running on one of our computers; a server of sorts.
> Accessing that computer, for system updates, etc, is done through
> Running uname -a, which I understand returns the kernel version, returns
> 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i586 GNU/Linux
> In searching on the Internet, I cannot find an easy way, using apt-get,
> of updating (or upgrading) the kernel, and it is clearly not
> automatically done when running apt-get update followed by
> The GUI system update/upgrade facility on my workstation (also Debian
> 4.0), automatically includes kernel updates; the last one done today
> (from Synaptic File -> History, "linux-image-2.6.18-6-k7
> (2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch6) to 2.6.18.dfsg.1-22").
> How do I get what automatically works with the GUI update/upgrade
> facility, to work with a command line apt-get update then apt-get
> dist-upgrade facility, to update/upgrade the kernel?
> Thank you in anticipation.
To start with, could you post the output of:
and, if it exists, this one:
If these are ok, one other possibility is that the kernel package is on
'hold'. Try this:
aptitude search ~ahold
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