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Old 12-12-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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Question Kernel version 2.6.18-128, what does it mean 18-128 ?


Hi Guyz !

Could anyone tell me the Exact meaning of kernel versions ??

I mean , If the kernel version is 2.6.18-128 , what does it mean 18-128 ??

Please help me guyz !!

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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Package files are named using the following format:

name-version-release.architecture.rpm

The version refers to the open source version of the project, while the release refers to Red Hat internal patches to the open source code.
(fixes/backports documented in “changelog”)
From RH docs.
So you've got a kernel, upstream version 2.6.18, patch 128
 
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From RH docs.
So you've got a kernel, upstream version 2.6.18, patch 128
Chris

once again thanks a ton ...
 
Old 12-12-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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No worries. Have a read of http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo..._6_deployment/, especially Chap 1 & 3.
 
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