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Re: Whats the difference



Friday, 17 February 2006 17:33, Brent Clark wrote:
> linux-image-2.6.15-1-686
>
> kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686
>
> So I basically would like to know whats the difference (apart from
> the version numbers obviously). The description using apt-cache isnt
> very helpful.

linux-image is the new, kernel-neutral naming convention, reflecting the 
effort to include Free BSD and Hurd as alternatives to the Linux kernel 
in Debian. kernel-image is the legacy naming convention (which is the 
reason only older kernels--because .8 is counterintuitively less 
than .15--are available under this naming convention).

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Alex Nordstrom
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