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

On Sun, 08 May 2011 20:33:22 +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Du, 08 mai 11, 17:13:38, Camaleón wrote:
>> Sure. I mean I already had the "linux-image-2.6.32-5-686" package
>> installed but "apt-get dist-upgrade" did not offer the latest version
>> available ("linux-image-2.6.38-2-686") so I had to manually install it.
> (so I did understand it right after all)
> But an older kernel image can not depend on a newer one (how would it
> know its future version?), that's why the meta-packages exist ;)

Hum... then as Boyd also said (@Boyd, thanks for the explanation), can we 
conclude that _only_ a kernel meta-package will be able to perform the 
automatic upgrade to the latest version available?



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