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Etch with Lenny kernel...


Because of the "Debian Security Advisory DSA 1356-1" yesterday,
I did an aptitude update/upgrade. All went well except for the
following message:

> The following packages have been kept back:
>   linux-image-2.6-486

This is my situation:

1. March this year I installed Etch with an 2.6.18-486 kernel.
2. A couple of weeks ago I installed 2Gb RAM.
3. Because of the 2.6.18-486 kernel I could only use 1 Gb.
4. I was advised to install
the 2.6.21-2-686 kernel.

Today I learned that Etch only has 2.6.18 kernel.

I'm happy with Etch. I prefer stability and security over the
advantage of having the latest packages.

Does this mean that all packages I installed after installation
of the Lenny kernel, are Lenny packages?
If so, I now have a mixed system, partly Etch and partly Lenny.

I keep a record of all aptitude update/upgrade installations and
also of all installed packages.

Could I safely install the 2.6.18 kernel and then remove/reinstall
everything that is installed after I installed the 2.6.21 kernel,
including all aptitude upgrades.

M> uname -a
Linux debian 2.6.21-2-686 #1 SMP Fri Jul 13 15:05:54 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux


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