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Re: Aptitude tries to replace backport kernel with older version

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:11:20 +1100, Robert S wrote:

> I have replaced the stock etch kernel with 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 by adding
> backports to my sources.list and the following to /etc/apt/preferences:
> Package: linux-image-2.6-486
> Pin relase a=etch-backports
> Pin-Priority: 999
> If I run aptitude and press "G" I get prompted to downgrade my kernel to
> version linux-image-2.6.18-4-686.  Obviously I don't want this to
> happen.
> I wish to resolve this before upgrading to Lenny.  What is the correct
> way of doing this?
The "correct"(recommended) way to upgrade has always been to read the
release notes for a new version before attempting the upgrade.

In your specific case, with a backported kernel image, you would be
especially interested in doing so.

You might want to start with chapter 4 and have a look at 4.2.5.
Unofficial sources and backports:
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