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Re: Woody Stable Kernel


Stephane (<delazure@free.fr>) wrote:

> Le Sat, 16 Aug 2003 09:15:25 +0200
> Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com> a dit:
>> The installation kernel is not known to the package management. Do
>> apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4
>> This will install the latest version which should be
>> kernel-headers-2.4.18-bf2.4_2.4.18-5woody4_i386.deb. Please note that
>> one of the DSAa stated that the kernel update is incompatible to
>> modules compiled for the 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel from Woody r0 and r1, so
>> if you use custom kernel modules you probably have to recompile them.
>> There are also hardware architecture specific kernel images available
>> like kernel-image-2.4.18-686-1 or kernel-image-2.4.18-k7-1 which you
>> maybe want to use instead of the installation kernel.
> I wonder two things:
> 1) Is the 2.4.18-bf2.4 affected by the ptrace  exploit ?
> And the 2.4.18-5 ?

Recent packages are not affected by the ptrace bug. This was corrected
with version kernel-image-2.4.18-bf2.4_2.4.18-5woody1_i386.deb (DSA

> 2) When you install a kernel image as kernel-image-2.4.18-k7-1, I
> guess it comes preconfigured, what if you need something it doesn't
> have ?

If you need drivers the precompiled kernels don't have, you can install
the package kernel-source-2.4.18 and configure it on your own, if you
want starting with the configuration of some existing kernel image.
Configurations of installed kernel images are stored in /boot.

BTW, as far as I know, all 2.4.18 kernel images except for the bf
package use initrd, so if you want to install it, don't forget to
configure your bootloader to use the initrd.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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