Re: auto update headers
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:30:31AM -0500, Preston Boyington <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> why is it that after a round of updates via aptitude i have to go in and
> install things like linux-headers afterwards? how can i tell it to
> automatically update them along with the kernel? i was under the
> impression that if i had them installed then aptitude would update them
> as it does any other package.
Presumably because the headers for each kernel are in a separate
package (so they can be independently installed). So upgrading the
header package for, say, kernel 2.6.18-4 won't install the headers for
The best way around this that I know is to install the kernel headers
metapackage for your architecture; e.g., linux-headers-2.6-686 if you
have an i686 kernel.