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Re: Linux kernels v3.18.x and v4.2.x in sid

On 23/10/2015 22:43, James Cowgill wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2015-10-21 at 12:35 +0200, Dmitry Katsubo wrote:
>> Dear Debian developers,
>> I wonder if somebody knows what are the plans for packaging
>> kernels 3.18.x and 4.2.x? 3.18 was released long time ago, and I
>> think it is mature. 4.2.x would be nice to play with. I have
>> searched here:
>>> https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&searchon=names&keywords=kernel-image
> 4.2.3 is already in unstable. Have a look at this page at the list
> of package versions on the left: 
> https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/linux
> The kernel image packages are called "linux-image-<something>".
> The packages called "kernel-image-<something>" are used by the
> debian installer but not for full installations.
> If you specifically want 3.18, you can download it from 
> snapshot.debian.org. http://snapshot.debian.org/package/linux/

Thanks, James! I tried to search for "linux-image" but it finds only
kernels from squeeze and wheezy repos:

> https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=linux-image

there is some trick with that UI interface. Anyway, I read a
note on http://snapshot.debian.org/ concerning how to add snapshots
repository to apt-get. I have added the following to

> deb http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20150208T160746Z/ sid
> main deb-src
> http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20150208T160746Z/ sid
> main deb
> http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20150208T160746Z/ jessie
> main deb-src
> http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20150208T160746Z/ jessie
> main

and run "apt-get -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false update":

> Get:3 http://snapshot.debian.org sid/main Translation-en [4,829
> kB] Get:4 http://snapshot.debian.org sid/main Sources [7,576 kB] 
> Get:5 http://snapshot.debian.org sid/main i386 Packages [7,117 kB] 
> Get:6 http://snapshot.debian.org jessie/main Translation-en [4,605
> kB] Get:7 http://snapshot.debian.org jessie/main Sources [7,149
> kB] Get:8 http://snapshot.debian.org jessie/main i386 Packages
> [6,794 kB] Fetched 37.5 MB in 38s Reading package lists... Done

Still no 3.18.6 in the output of "apt-cache search linux-image". What
I did wrong? Does it matter what repo to pick up?

Also from what I see, the latest 3.18 kernel in snapshot repo is
3.18.6, however kernel.org has releases up to 3.18.22. Is it because
the kernel was superseded by 3.19 so there are no more builds for 3.18
branch? Will it be OK then to take 3.19.6 kernel from stability point
of view?

With best regards,

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