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Old 02-09-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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kernel updating effects?


would updating the kernel from 2.4.18-14 - 2.4.18.24 make any changes that would cause some programs to not work correctly?
or should everything be fine since they are both 2.4.18?

and should i hold off installing some programs while the kernel downloads, and do them after i install the new kernel?

also, :P, what changes are in the new kernel? is it just stability/security stuff, or even worth updating?

thanks :>
 
Old 02-09-2003, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: kernel updating effects?

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Originally posted by tumnus
would updating the kernel from 2.4.18-14 - 2.4.18.24 make any changes that would cause some programs to not work correctly?
or should everything be fine since they are both 2.4.18?

and should i hold off installing some programs while the kernel downloads, and do them after i install the new kernel?

also, :P, what changes are in the new kernel? is it just stability/security stuff, or even worth updating?

thanks :>
As a rule of thumb: if you're happy with your
box don't change it :P

To find out the differences go to kernel.org and read
the change-logs ... or to respective spot for your RedCap kernel...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-09-2003, 05:59 PM   #3
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Actually the minor numbered stuff usually isn't kernel.org changes, it's usually distro mods.

See 2.4.18-14 and 2.4.18-24 the numbers at the end are distro mods (Redhat and Mandrake do this) of the same kernel.org version, in your case 2.4.18. This means you would have to check with Redhat to see what the differences are between the two.

Some distros like Slackware don't modify the kernel at all so the number is just something like 2.4.18 or 2.4.20 but with distros like Redhat they modify the original kernel sources and then list a revision, so 2.4.18-14 would be redhat's rev 14 of the base 2.4.18 kernel. If they have a new rev of the same kernel it's probably to fix something they changed and should be a seamless update.
 
  


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