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