Blocking updates of Kernel
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Mon Nov 12 15:36:19 UTC 2007
Thilo Six wrote:
> Jim wrote the following on 09.11.2007 02:02
>> How do I prevent kernel from updating, during updates ?
> Why want someone to block security related fixes to apply to the system?
Because kernel updates (a) rarely have serious security related fixes (iirc,
fewer than one kernel update/month in feisty - and how many of those were
serious?); and (b) are the only updates that really interfere with my
uptime. I _do_ update my kernel whenever a new one comes along, but it
routinely bollixes my hibernate/resume - because I keep forgetting the new
kernel will be the default on resume. There's a potential (c) for those
who've compiled their own kernels, because it will replace their custom
That said, there _is_ a reason for updates, and you should think twice about
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