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Re: strange packages - Question


Sorry if this is a stupid question, but with regard to this I was also
wondering why linux-image-amd64 is pointing to
linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 and not to linux-image-2.6.32-2-amd64,
which seems to be the latest kernel (my X session hangs when running the


Am Friday 12 February 2010 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?

linux-image-amd64 will install 2.8.x and 3.0.x also, 
linux-image-2.6-amd64 will only install 2.6.x kernels.

> Regards
> Hans



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