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Upgrading Kernels was yRe: classic & sparc2 install reports

Oddly, when I went from Stable to Frozen in dselect I noticed that
there was an SMP kernel available. Whiz, that I am, I thought. Neat -
I can just run dselect, reboot, and I'll have a dual processor kernel
running. Apparently this is overly optimistic. deslect immediately
picked up some libc6 version conflicts, noting that I needed a more
recent kernel than I had while running deselect. dselect suggested
just getting one from kernel.org. Since I already had the package in
/var/cache/apt/archives I tried running "dpkg --install
kernel-image-2.2.14..SMP " and to its credit even thought the 2.2.14
kernel is installed in /boot with /boot/vmlinuz poining to it - it
still booted up the old 2.0.35 kernel.

Can anyone elaborate on the steps I might have overlooked? Should the
install and configuration software in dselect be adjusted for people
like me?

On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 11:03:02AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> I doubt you got the kernel by doing an upgrade. The sun4cdm 2.2.14-2
> kernel is a new package name, so you had to specify it directly by doing
> apt-get install (or selecting it from dinstall). Try doing:
> apt-get --reinstall install kernel-image-2.2.14-sun4cdm
> Then reboot and see what happens (ignore the unresolved syms in the
> modules, it is a non-fatal error).

Josh Kuperman                       

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