Sarge Kernel Image Package Question
I am hoping that you can help me.
I currently manage several Debian GNU/Linux servers which act as high volume
intranet servers for a large global consulting firm. All of these servers
are running Sarge.
Before Tuesday, each of these servers were running the
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686 (2.6.8-16sarge1) package as their production
As part of the debian-security-announce list, I received the notification on
Tuesday that new kernel packages for kernel-source-2.6.8 were released.
As I normally do, I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and was informed
that no new packages were available/applicable.
I then noticed the section of the DSA 1103-1 notification where it is
The following matrix explains which kernel version for which architecture
fix the problems mentioned above:
Debian 3.1 (sarge)
Alpha architecture 2.6.8-16sarge3
HP Precision architecture 2.6.8-6sarge3
Intel IA-32 architecture 2.6.8-16sarge3
Intel IA-64 architecture 2.6.8-14sarge3
Motorola 680x0 architecture 2.6.8-4sarge3
PowerPC architecture 2.6.8-12sarge3
IBM S/390 architecture 2.6.8-5sarge3
Sun Sparc architecture 2.6.8-15sarge3
Having read the above, I applied the kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686
My question is - Does apt-get handle kernel-image package updates in Sarge
as is stated in the Debian documentation (Securing Debian howto, I believe)?
I was under the impression that running apt-get update, apt-get upgrade
would upgrade my installed kernel packages - for example from
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686===> kernel-image-2.6.8-3-686? Or do I need to
perform a manual kernel-image package installation when new kernel-image
packages are released.
Thank you for your assistance.