Re: Linux kernels v3.18.x and v4.2.x in sid
On 24/10/2015 14:56, James Cowgill wrote:
> On Sat, 2015-10-24 at 01:02 +0200, Dmitry Katsubo wrote:
>> On 23/10/2015 22:43, James Cowgill wrote:
>>> 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:
> I think this was already mentioned, but since the search generated
> too many results, only the first 100 were given. If you set the
> suite to sid then you might find what you are looking for.
I agree in general, but when one limits the search to say "sid", it
shows no kernel for i686 (for example):
one can show me the way to search via Web (by providing a link), I
will appreciate. I can of course, do the same using apt-cache, but I
usually start from Web and then I can see what repository to enable in
sources.list - I think that way is the most handy.
>> 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?
> 3.18 was only ever in experimental, so you need to replace sid
> with experimental in your sources line.
Aha, thanks! That was not easy to guess. After adding experimental to
> deb http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20150208T160746Z/
> experimental main
I got the following:
> # apt-get -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false update # apt-cache
> search linux-image ... linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-686-pae - Linux
> 3.18 for modern PCs
> # apt-get install linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-686-pae Get:3
> experimental/main linux-image-3.18.0-trunk-686-pae i386
> 3.18.5-1~exp1 ^^^^^^^^
Surprise, as this page
states that version 3.18.6-1~exp1 should be in that snapshot. Finally
I have downloaded .deb and installed from local file :)
>> 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 because the kernel was superseded by 3.19 so there are no more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?
Thanks for this information, James.
>> Will it be OK then to take 3.19.6 kernel from stability point of
> If you want something which gets updated and gets bug fixes, you
> shouldn't be using snapshot.d.o and instead use a kernel from the
> main archive. Install "linux-image-amd64" to get the latest one
> from sid.
I would be happy to. However it does not allow me to use the latest
kernel from 3.x branch (3.16 is now 1 year old).
With best regards,