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Old 04-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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To Trunk or not to Trunk... kernel version craziness


Hi.

Trying to determine the most recent Kernel and if Trunk 'really' is gone...

Using Debian Testing 64 bit.

$ apt-cache search linux-image | grep ^linux-image | sort

Results:
linux-image-2.6.30-2-amd64 - Linux 2.6.30 image on AMD64
linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-2.6.32-3-vserver-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs, Linux-VServer support
linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-2.6-amd64 - Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-2.6-vserver-amd64 - Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs, Linux-VServer support
linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-vserver-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs, Linux-VServer support

So, which is the most recent kernel for a Debian Testing 64 bit system ?

Thank you.
Seemoi
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64. I guess trunk is gone, but 2.6.32-3 appeared well after trunk did.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:02 AM   #3
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Trunk is not 'gone' according to yesterday, this is why it's confusing...

/etc/apt/sources.list

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

deb http://ftp.debian.org/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://149.20.20.135/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp2.fr.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

## Debian-Multimedia
deb ftp://ftp.debian-multimedia.org/ squeeze main

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Trunk 'Still' shows up in the repository.

Can you please explain your method to accurately determine the latest kernel ?

By the way, isn't there a 'Debian' patched kernel, and an unpatched version also?

Thank you
Seemoi
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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No -trunk kernels in my 2 squeeze systems...

Code:
$ apt-cache search trunk
cssc - Clone of the Unix SCCS revision-control system
ifenslave-2.6 - Attach and detach slave interfaces to a bonding device
python-testtools - Extensions to the Python unittest library
svn-buildpackage - helper programs to maintain Debian packages with Subversion
yersinia - Network vulnerabilities check software
 
Old 04-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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Jim P.

You may have different repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list than I, therefore the different result.

With the repos I listed, I still get today;
$ apt-cache search trunk

linux-headers-2.6.32-trunk-common - Common header files for Linux 2.6.32-trunk
linux-headers-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64
linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs

*** The question is... which is the most current kernel version one should use for Debian Squeeze/Testing 64bit ?

Thank you.
Seemoi
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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According to the packages.debian.org trunk is no longer in the testing repo:

http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...ng&section=all

It may still however exist on some of the mirrors as the OP has found.

So it looks like linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64 is the kernel to use.

Cheers,

Evo2.

PS. You can always read the package changelog if you want to be really sure.
 
Old 04-09-2010, 01:13 PM   #7
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Thank you all.
Success.

Ciao
Seemoi
 
Old 04-09-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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Are you sure that the -truck packages that you see in your searches are not the leftovers of the previous installation?

In synaptic go to Status > Installed (local or obsolete).
 
  


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