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Old 07-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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Discrepancy between ISO image version (release date) and uname's output.


Hi: I installed the ISO image archlinux-2018.02.01-x86_64.iso. The kernel version, according to the uname command is 4.16.13:
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bill@darkstar/debian/almacen/soft/linux/instalacion$ uname -a
Linux darkstar 4.16.13-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 31 23:29:29 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
bill@darkstar/debian/almacen/soft/linux/instalacion$
But this page from Arch gives kernel version 4.14.15 for 2018.02.01. Any way to explain the discrepancy?

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Old 07-17-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hi:

The .iso image for the date: 2018.02.01 is smaller than the .iso image for the date: 2018.07.01.
The reason for the discrepancy is most likely an upgrade to the kernel.

Time is inevitably a factor in a higher version of the kernel as Arch is a rolling release distribution.
In other words a system, which allows a one-time installation with 'continuous upgrades'.
 
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Just to backup what Ztcoracat is saying, 4.14.15 was the kernel version used when the 2018-02-01 snapshot was first released.
 
Old 07-17-2018, 07:22 PM   #4
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Just to backup what Ztcoracat is saying, 4.14.15 was the kernel version used when the 2018-02-01 snapshot was first released.
Thanks hydrurga:-
 
Old 07-17-2018, 08:37 PM   #5
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Just to backup what Ztcoracat is saying, 4.14.15 was the kernel version used when the 2018-02-01 snapshot was first released.
So if I download archlinux-yyyy.mm.dd-x86_64.iso at date yyyy.mm.dd and download it again at yyyy.mm.dd plus 10 days I might expect the corresponding kernels to differ? If the answer to this question is yes it means Arch can release a lot different files all of them with the same name. Up until now I always had treated with files that have a unique name.

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