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Old 03-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
fastlane
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Linux kernel name syntax


Hi there,
I have to download a new redhat linux kernel and I would like to know what the kernel package name exactly means.
for example : kernel-2.6.9-78.0.17
What is the meaning of last two digits ? They don't appear in package name when i type : rpm -qa
How can I map kernel release with redhat updates distributions ?

Thank you

Bye

Claudio
 
Old 03-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
mjp053000
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kernel versioning

Hi,

From what I understand the last digits that you are seeing refer to the bug fixes, etc.

There is also a good article on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel

There should be some documentation that redhat puts out when you get their update as far as release notes that will tell you thekernel version they are including. Of course you can always type in the command "uname -a" this will give you the current kernel you are at. I did find the following link that might be helpful
http://www.unixgods.org/~tilo/redhat_versions.html
 
  


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