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Re: Does "apt-get dist-upgrade" upgrade the kernel?

On 2011-05-07 18:18, Camaleón wrote:

I'm running wheezy and it's since weeks that I started wondering when a
new kernel will come to testing :-)

root@debian:~# cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid \n \l

test@debian:~$ uname -r

Now (by purely chance) I realized that there is indeed a new kernel
available in the repositories so that this means it was me making some
kind of mistake.

root@debian:~# apt-cache search linux-image
linux-headers-2.6.38-2-486 - Header files for Linux 2.6.38-2-486
linux-headers-2.6.38-2-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.38-2-686
linux-headers-2.6.38-2-686-bigmem - Header files for Linux 2.6.38-2-686-bigmem
linux-headers-2.6.38-2-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64
linux-image-2.6.38-2-486 - Linux 2.6.38 for old PCs
linux-image-2.6.38-2-686 - Linux 2.6.38 for modern PCs
linux-image-2.6.38-2-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6.38 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM
linux-image-2.6.38-2-686-bigmem-dbg - Debugging infos for Linux 2.6.38-2-686-bigmem
linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 - Linux 2.6.38 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-2.6-486 - Linux 2.6 for old PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-amd64 - Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-486 - Linux for old PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-686-bigmem - Linux for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-package)
linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
alsa-base - Archivos de configuración del controlador de ALSA
linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 - Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-686

I use to upgrade the machine with this command:

apt-get update&&  apt-get -V dist-upgrade

Should I have been using another one that automatically triggered the new
kernel? Or is that kernel needs to be manually pulled? :-?


whenever I power on my boxes firs I go in single user mod and apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade like you.
On my Wheezy box:
$ uname -r

I really doubt that I got it just because I was in single-user.
Maybe your box was just tired and made a small mistake? :-)

Goran Dobosevic
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Registered Linux User #503414

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