Security update mistake?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon May 28 19:53:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 28 May 2007 13:59:58 -0500
"Richard Mancusi" <vrman49 at> wrote:

> I found an interesting one also.  I used update manager, it shows 4 updates
> to select (at 23KB each), after selecting "Install Updates" it changes to 8
> updates (total 46.7 MB), and you never know what the other 4 were.
> Not sure how Linus got the kernel down to 23KB.  Yes, I took a screenshot.

I think it needed to update the meta-package first. Here the first run of
"aptitude upgrade" grabbed the "linux-generic " meta-package, then a
second run got the others.

I needed aptitude dist-upgrade  to pull in the kernel packages - a plain
vanilla upgrade did not want to install them ...

$ apt-cache depends linux-generic
  Depends: linux-image-generic
  Depends: linux-restricted-modules-generic
peter at prospero:~ $ apt-cache depends linux-image-generic
  Depends: linux-image-2.6.20-16-generic


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