updater wants to update to the current kernel version
Thanks for that. At least I know it is not a bug.
On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 11:37 -0400, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 08:24:33PM +1000, Andrew Storm wrote:
> > Hi whoever is out there.
> > I recently installed debian etch in a virtual box vm. Several times
> > since then the updater has wanted to update the kernel image to the same
> > version as the current kernel, which is 2.6.18-6-k7. I let it do it the
> > first couple of times since i was new to debian, but it has become an
> > irritation. Does anyone know why this happens? Is it a bug in the
> > updater? Can anyone tell me how to stop this behaviour?
> Hello Andrw,
> I sent this to both you and the list given your "whoever is out there".
> There have been repeated bugs found in the kernel that have been patched
> without changing the kernel version. So yes, you should continue to
> keep your system up-to-date even if the kernel version stays the same.
> I don't know what "updater" is, since the default package manager on
> Etch is aptitude on which you then run "update" to see what's new.
> I hope this answers your question.
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