Re: how often is etch kernel updated
On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 19:44 +0200, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
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> On 2008-07-16 18:22, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> > michael wrote:
> >> I'm at 2.6.18-6-686 and believe I need > 2.6.19 for pata_marvell module
> >> support. I'm wondering how often the Etch kernel is updated? Thanks, M
> > Etch is current stable release and its kernel receive only security
> > updates. You can (at least)
> > 1) use testing
> > 2) wait for new release (Lenny)
> > 3) use Etch system but newer kernel picked from testing
> 4) use the kernel form backports.org (Read their instructions)
> 5) wait for etch-and-a-half . I don't know when it will be released,
> I'd probably go for option 4) in your case (and hope for an upgrade to
> etch-and-a-half whenever it is released).
>  http://backports.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=instructions
>  http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf
I'd previously had a quick look at backports web page but had failed to
search properly to find a newer linux-image but by adding it
to /etc/apt/sources.list I've found a much newer kernel which I'm now
attempted to boot into (remotely - fingers crossed).
thanks to all replies!