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Re: kernel update

On Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:14:12 -0500 (EST), Stephen Powell wrote:
> The
>    aptitude update
>    aptitude full-upgrade
> sequence does not replace a binary kernel directly, no.

I should clarify that point, lest someone quote me out of context.
It *will* replace a binary *stock* kernel directly.  It *will not*
replace a binary *custom* kernel directly, *unless* you gave it a
name that exactly matches a stock kernel package name and a version
that is less than the new version to be downloaded.  That is not
usually done, but if you do it it is possible for the above sequence
of commands to replace a custom kernel with a stock kernel,
which is probably not what you want.  You should either change the
package name slightly, which I recommend for a number of reasons,
including keeping a good backout around, or give it a version number
that will always compare high with whatever gets downloaded.

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