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Re: strange packages

Am 12.02.2010 um 22:04:57 schrieb Hans-J. Ullrich:

> Hi all,
> I wondered what is the difference between the two packages
> "linux-image-amd64" and "linux-image-2.6-amd64". Both seem to be meta-
> packages, and both want to install the same kernel.
> Is there a difference at all? If yes, which one is preferred for which 
> purposes?

the first one is more generic. it could some day upgrade to a 2.8 kernel. the other one is more specific the actual package of the 2.6-kernel tree.
both apply only for the amd64 architecture.



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