RE: kernel-image-2.2.17 overrides local kernel?
> So. How can I convince apt-get to cleave only unto my customized kernel
> package, forever forsaking all others, as long as we both shall live?
> Is there any way other than rebuilding and reinstalling my kernel
> package with an even _higher_ epoch, in a veritable arms race of package
> version numbering?
not sure why this is happening to you, but an easy solution is to set the
package on hold. You can do this using dselect or on the command line with
echo "kernel-image-2.2.17 hold" |dpkg --set-selections.