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Re: Potato 2.2r3 and Kernel 2.2.19 Questions

In article <20011023231636.P4785@plato.local.lan> erbenson@alaska.net writes:
>On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 01:18:52AM +0000, Martin WHEELER wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:

>> > kernels are never upgraded automatically by apt, you have to do it
>> > yourself:

>> That's not quite true -- should you recompile your own kernel, and for
>> whatever reason, NOT give that new kernel a debian-style name which
>> conforms *exactly* to the debian naming conventions, you will be
>> pestered for evermore with attempts by apt to 'upgrade' to the latest
>> (plain vanilla) version.

Watch out when dselect (and I assume apt) desides to upgrade a kernel
image -- I just had the 2.2.19 kernel image upgraded on my testing box
and it made the /vmlinuz link point to the 2.2.19 kernel, when it had
been 2.4.9 before.  Since the 2.4.9 needed initrd, I assume neither
would have had trouble booting if I hadn't fixed things.  (Fortunatly,
I had a third kernel not using the links as the default to boot, and I
noticed and fixed things up.)
Blars Blarson 					blarson@blars.org
"Text is a way we cheat time." -- Patrick Nielsen Hayden

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