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Old 05-29-2003, 07:23 AM   #1
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apt-get kernel images


Are there any advantages to using one of the kernel images in the debian repositories instead of using the ones from

Old 05-29-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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you want to say the kernel-source.
I think there is no difference than 2.4.18 is the latest stable version in debian eyes and not the 2.4.20.
2.4.20 is included in debians unstable
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well you could add a unstable source to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then apt-get source -b kernel-source-2.4.20
Old 05-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I understand that there are various version of the kernel in each repository and the kernel in the stable (woody) repository is older than the stable kernel at

I was curious why debian has the various version of the kernel in its repositories. Does it make upgrade the kernel easier or something?
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part of the reason the various debian releases have different kernel is that debian has fairly specific requirements for what qualifies as "testing" and "stable," partly based on time. If the new kernel hasn't existed long enough, it doesn't get into stable.
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I say compile your own kernel


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