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Re: Difference between linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64

On Wed, 2012-06-06 at 01:18 +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 06/05/2012 09:50 PM, SANCHEZ Jeremy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have a question about a kernel backports, I want to install them on my
> > company's server... But I have a choice between bpo1 and bpo2.
> > I have check, and I see no difference except the kernel version...
> > But I see about the updates, it's more frequent for the bpo2.....
> > 
> > Does someone can me explain the difference please?
> > 
> > I think bpo2 is updated for integrate new or recent firmware or other,
> > but It's possible I'm wrong....:s
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Jeremy
> There's a very important difference. Number 2 is bigger than number 1.
> It might be stupid, but that's the answer to what you are looking for!
> In other words: bpo.2 is the latest version.
> Here, the kernel maintainers decided to use 0.bpo.1 instead of ~bpo60+1,
> but that's the same idea: 3.2.0-0.<something> will be lower than 3.2.0-2
> (which is what we have in SID / testing at the moment).
> By the way, could kernel developers switch to the more standard system?
> Why isn't the kernel backport using 3.2.0-2~bpo60+2 as version number?

This case is a little different - it's a Debian-specific ABI version
within the package *name* (similar to putting a library soversion in its
package name).

But the answer is still that the lower numbered one should not be used.
I think I need to ask bpo ftpmasters to remove it (decruft).


Ben Hutchings
It is easier to write an incorrect program than to understand a correct one.

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