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Old 04-19-2012, 04:30 AM
Bob Proulx
 
Default How do Install debian kernel without updating to latest kernel image

Richard Hector wrote:
> Sarveshwar.Bandi@Emulex.Com wrote:
> > I am trying to install different versions of Debian from Debian install
> > CDs. For example Debian 6.0.0, 6.0.3 and 6.0.4. After installing any of
> > CDs I see the debian_version is showing as 6.0.4.

> Isn't there an option, during the apt setup, to not use
> security.debian.org for security updates? I guess you might need the
> 'expert' install option for that (I always use it, so I don't know
> what's left out if you don't). Or even don't plug it into the
> network at all.

If you are installing from CD then don't use a network. Unplug the
network and install offline. That will guarentee you the versions are
only from the CD. After installation remove any networked locations
from /etc/apt/sources.list. Because otherwise any installations or
upgrades will pull in the latest versions from the reposities.

> Of course you'd need full CDs; I imagine netinst ones will always
> need to download packages, and so will get current ones.

Of course the netinstall disk will need a network.

> >I want to install each of these versions and be able to build my
> >driver against them. So I also need the linux kernel header for the
> >specific version of debian and kernel sources too.
>
> But also, why do you need to support outdated (potentially insecure)
> kernels?

That does seem like a strange time machine request.

Bob
 
Old 04-19-2012, 05:56 AM
 
Default How do Install debian kernel without updating to latest kernel image

Richard/Bob,
I am new to debian. Here is how I seen things work in other distributions, it is common for customers to run different versions of the kernel. If they have issues with an older kernel, then there is a need to provide a driver with the fixes built against that version of the kernel. You install CD for older kernel and build a driver against it.

If somebody had installed and deployed a Debian 6.0.0 kernel when it was stable and has an issue with one of the driver. Will he need to upgrade to latest 6.0.x and install a driver with fix? (option1 ) or can he upgrade the driver alone (option 2)?

If option 2 is even valid, then I need to first be able to install Debian 6.0.0 version of the kernel a build a driver against it.

I guess I have not understood the basics of versioning in debian kernels. When you say 6.0.0 and 6.0.3 are outdated, does it mean everyone using those kernels are expected to move to 6.0.4?

Thanks,
Sarvesh

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Proulx [mailto:bob@proulx.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:01 AM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: How do Install debian kernel without updating to latest kernel image

Richard Hector wrote:
> Sarveshwar.Bandi@Emulex.Com wrote:
> > I am trying to install different versions of Debian from Debian
> > install CDs. For example Debian 6.0.0, 6.0.3 and 6.0.4. After
> > installing any of CDs I see the debian_version is showing as 6.0.4.

> Isn't there an option, during the apt setup, to not use
> security.debian.org for security updates? I guess you might need the
> 'expert' install option for that (I always use it, so I don't know
> what's left out if you don't). Or even don't plug it into the network
> at all.

If you are installing from CD then don't use a network. Unplug the network and install offline. That will guarentee you the versions are only from the CD. After installation remove any networked locations from /etc/apt/sources.list. Because otherwise any installations or upgrades will pull in the latest versions from the reposities.

> Of course you'd need full CDs; I imagine netinst ones will always need
> to download packages, and so will get current ones.

Of course the netinstall disk will need a network.

> >I want to install each of these versions and be able to build my
> >driver against them. So I also need the linux kernel header for the
> >specific version of debian and kernel sources too.
>
> But also, why do you need to support outdated (potentially insecure)
> kernels?

That does seem like a strange time machine request.

Bob


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