I'm a little confused as to how/when I should upgrade my kernel. I'm not
subscribed to this list a present, so please include me in the cc.
I've seen several of the security annoucements concerning new/patched
versions of several of the Linux kernels, but I'm seldom sure if it
applies to me. apt-get update; apt-get upgrade normally do not find
any packages. (I have the security server in the source list.)
I'm using the 2.4.18.bf2.4 kernel. I saw that new headers for it were
added to the security server recently, but don't know what else is
needed. Does the machine need to be reboot'ed, after the apt-get upgrade?
I saw that kernel images were provided for some of the other Linux kernels,
but not for the bf2.4 variant. Does this mean that the bf2.4 variant is
already safe/patched as is, or that the packager/maintainer hasn't gotten to
I'm a little wary of moving off the bf2.4, it seems to be the only one that
likes my network configuration. Several of the machines I need to administer
are hard to get local access to, so if the network goes, I'm out of luck.
Please advise. Thank you.