Re: how often is etch kernel updated
On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:41:56 +0100
michael <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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, though.
> > I'd probably go for option 4) in your case (and hope for an upgrade
> > to etch-and-a-half whenever it is released).
> > Cheers,
> > Johannes
> >  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!
The web site seems outdated but if you just do a search from
packages.debian.org you can click on [etch-backports] link and that
provides the up to date info.