What are the differences between linux-generic and linux image?

Mirto Silvio Busico mirtosilvio.busico at fastwebnet.it
Wed Apr 14 10:21:57 BST 2010


Il 14/04/2010 11:09, Alvin ha scritto:
> On Wednesday 14 April 2010 10:49:18 Mirto Silvio Busico wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to get the latest kernel for lucid (because I ecountered bug
>> #561278).
>> I have found that there are 2 packages with the same description ('This
>> package will always depend on the latest generic Linux kernel image
>> available.'):
>>      * linux-generic
>>      * linux-image
>> I have linux-generic installed; but I see that linux-generic installs
>> kernel: linux-image-2.6.32-20-generic
>> I also see that there is a newer linux-image-2.6.32-21-generic image
>> What have I to do in order to install the latest image?
> aptitude show linux-generic will tell you that. If you install it, it will
> always point to the latest kernel (linux-image-...), so that's the one you
> need if you want to receive upgrades.

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