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Re: unable to upgrade kernel

On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM, François Patte
<francois.patte@mi.parisdescartes.fr> wrote:
> Le 04/07/2014 16:12, Lisi Reisz a écrit :
>> On Friday 04 July 2014 14:42:47 Stephen Powell wrote:
>>> Since you are trying to install a 3.14 kernel from backports, I
>>> assume that you are running wheezy.  You need to install the
>>> initramfs-tools package from wheezy-backports too, version
>>> 0.115~bpo70+1, I think.
>> I had no trouble installing the backported kernel, but I
>> specifically instructed aptitude to use wheezy-backports
>> repository.  <-t wheezy-backports install>
> OK thank this worked... I thought that adding backports repository to
> the source.list file was enough! This is quite redondant!

The apt priority of *-backports only allows a package to be upgraded
automatically. You have to speficy a package for it to be installed.

You can check the apt priority of your repositories with "apt-cache policy".

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