Security update mistake?

NoOp glgxg at
Wed May 30 00:00:42 UTC 2007

On 05/28/2007 12:53 PM, Peter Garrett wrote:
> 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
> linux-generic
>   Depends: linux-image-generic
>   Depends: linux-restricted-modules-generic
> peter at prospero:~ $ apt-cache depends linux-image-generic
> linux-image-generic
>   Depends: linux-image-2.6.20-16-generic
> Peter

I did that on one test machine & it actually installed some bits of
2.6.20-16 but didn't modify anything else. Boot defaulted to 2.6.20-15,
grub didn't change (perhaps because I had menu.lst in gedit at the
time), and a reboot of course went directly to 15. I used Synaptic to
remove the 2 version 16 files (it also removed linux headers), did
update, upgrade, dist-upgrade & apparently it now thinks it's fully

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