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Old 04-14-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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apt-get doesnt get security update


hi

i have in my /etc/apt/sources.list the line

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

and im running the bf24 kernel off the install cd. however i noticed that on april 14, debian had dsa-479 which is a security update to the i386 2.4 kernel, which is what i think im running (its actually a pentium2?)

when i say apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, other things update fine, but i dont get the kernel update.
so i have 2 questions:

1. how do i check exactly which kernel package is installed?

2. how do i get it to deal with dsa-479 if thats necessary?

thanks
-gong
 
Old 04-14-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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'uname -a' will tell you your kernel version. And dpkg -l will provide you will a list of packages which are currently installed (or were installed). As for security updates...are you sure you have packages which need updating?
 
Old 04-14-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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hi

thanks for the dpkg -a command, that was what i was looking for.

when i run dpkg -a, i dont find any kernel package installed?! however the system is definitely up and running. uname -a indicates

Linux machine 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i686 unknown

and the DSA indicates

kernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf

is affected, with patches dating from 2004. sincekernel-image-2.4.18-i386bf is not installed however, i suppose it doesnt apply to my system, but i am thoroughly confused as to how my kernel is unaffected.

thanks for any further clarifications
-gong
 
Old 04-14-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Code:
dpkg -l
notice l not a
 
Old 04-14-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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yes, i did dpkg -l and it showed me all the packages on the system. thanks for that.
however none of the packages say "linux kernel" in the description, so how will apt know about kernel updates? the closest are kernel headers. here's the list of the names of the packages that are installed according to dpkg:

adduser apt apt-utils at base-config base-files base-passwd bash bastille
bc biff bin86 bind9-host binutils bison bsdmainutils bsdutils cdrecord
cdrtools-doc cfs console-common console-data console-tools console-tools-
cpio cpp cpp-2.95 cpp-3.0 cron dc debconf debianutils dhcp-client diff
dnsutils doc-debian doc-linux-text dpkg dpkg-dev e2fsprogs ed exim fdutils
file fileutils findutils finger flex ftp g++ g++-2.95 gcc gcc-2.95
gcc-3.0 gcc-3.0-base gcc-3.3-base gdb gettext-base gnupg gnupg-doc
grep groff-base gzip hostname iamerican ibritish ifupdown info ipchains
ipmasqadm iptables ispell klogd less libc6 libc6-dev libcap1 libcupsys2
libcurses-perl libdb1-compat libdb2 libdb3 libdb4.0 libdns5 libgcc1
libgdbm3 libgdbmg1 libident libisc4 libjpeg62 libldap2 liblockfile1
liblwres1 libncurses5 libnewt0 libnss-db libpam-modules libpam-runtime
libpam0g libpcap0 libpcre3 libperl5.6 libpng2 libpopt0 libreadline4
libsasl7 libssl0.9.6 libssl0.9.7 libstdc++2.10- libstdc++2.10- libstdc++3
libstdc++5 libtiff3g libwrap0 lilo linux-kernel-h locales login logrotate
lpr lsof lynx m4 mailx make makedev man-db manpages manpages-dev mawk mbr
mime-support mkisofs modconf modutils mount mpack mtools mtr-tiny mutt
nano ncurses-base ncurses-bin ncurses-term net-tools netbase netkit-inetd
netkit-ping nfs-common nfs-kernel-ser nmap nvi openssl passwd patch
pciutils perl perl-base perl-modules pidentd portmap ppp pppconfig
pppoe pppoeconf procmail procps psmisc python python-newt python2.1 rcs
reportbug rsync samba-common sed setserial sharutils shellutils slang1
smbfs ssh strace sudo sysklogd syslinux sysvinit tar tasksel tcpd tcsh
telnet texinfo textutils time traceroute util-linux vacation wenglish
whiptail whois zlib1g

thanks again
-gong
 
  


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