[Bug 1046906] Re: Update Manager does not offer kernel updates
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Sat Sep 8 13:53:26 UTC 2012
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Ubuntu follows a slightly different versioning scheme than the upstream
Linux kernel. The version number of the upstream kernel increases with a
new stable release. However, when the Ubuntu kernel is updated to a new
stable release of upstream kernel, only upload number and possibly ABI
version is changed (see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/FAQ/GeneralVersionMeaning for more
details about Ubuntu kernel versioning).
If you wish to know, which upstream version the currently running kernel is based on, run
$ cat /proc/version_signature
Ubuntu 3.2.0-30.48-generic 3.2.27
The first field is always "Ubuntu", the second field is the Ubuntu
kernel version (3.2.0-30.48-generic), and the final field is the
upstream version (3.2.27).
You can also use the kernel version mapping (http://kernel.ubuntu.com
/~kernel-ppa/info/kernel-version-map.html) to convert a Ubuntu kernel
version to the corresponding upstream version. For example, your
3.2.0-29-generic maps to version 3.2.24 of the upstream kernel.
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Update Manager does not offer kernel updates
Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:
I have upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 12.04.1 LTS using the updates
provided by Update Manager:
~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
What is completey missing is the 3.2.14 kernel which was mentioned in
the 12.04.1 release notes.
~$ uname -a
Linux tuxdev64 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Somehow I am still on 3.2.0 instead of 3.2.14
Note: I have scourred many forums looking for a solution for this to
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