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Old 06-18-2020, 01:54 PM   #16
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Yes, except in a system with more than one kernel installed. I think it's a good idea to blacklist all kernel packages except for firmware.
Thatís what I have been doing, too. However, in my opinion, thereís no point in having more than one version of the kernel headers installed, given that only one set of files will be left on the system anyway. In effect, slackpkg may have records of multiple installed versions, but only one version will really be available. The version that is installed last will overwrite the one that was installed earlier.

In other words, I donít see the point of blacklisting the kernel headers any longer (except that the script that I use to install a new kernel version, will get confused when not all kernel packages have the same version numberóbut thatís up to me to resolve).

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In my use case at this moment I have two kernels installed. I had three installed for a while back.
I, too, typically have two or more kernel versions installed.

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I do not upgrade the kernel.
Neither do I. My script installs a new kernel version and lets me select which kernel versions I wish to remove, if any.
 
Old 06-27-2020, 02:42 PM   #17
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Bassmadrigal, I happen to just be seeking to know what the kernel-firmware is. You answered it. Not sure I understand though. Am I to understand that the kernel-firmware that had been by default on the slackpkg blacklist has nothing to do with updating my UEFI firmware, or any other thing on my machine (directly) for that matter? (I had begun to get it into my head that 'firmware' meant UEFI firmware)
 
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Bassmadrigal, I happen to just be seeking to know what the kernel-firmware is. You answered it. Not sure I understand though. Am I to understand that the kernel-firmware that had been by default on the slackpkg blacklist has nothing to do with updating my UEFI firmware, or any other thing on my machine (directly) for that matter? (I had begun to get it into my head that 'firmware' meant UEFI firmware)
The kernel-firmware package is used to provide firmware for drivers in the kernel. It won't affect your UEFI firmware as that is something specific from the motherboard and is used before any OS is actually loaded.
 
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