Security update mistake?
vrman49 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 02:33:20 UTC 2007
On 5/29/07, NoOp <glgxg at mfire.com> wrote:
> On 05/28/2007 12:53 PM, Peter Garrett wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 May 2007 13:59:58 -0500
> > "Richard Mancusi" <vrman49 at gmail.com> 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
> What's the Ubuntu meaning; a universal bond that connects all of
> humanity... eventually?
What I did is significantly different. Since I moved some of my systems
to Ubuntu I have forced myself to use GUIs as much as possible. Just
curious as to how that would work. No command line stuff like update,
upgrade, dist-upgrade. It appears that the command line is still the king.
My earlier post stated that I used "Update Manager". For those unfamiliar
with it, look in "System/Administration". Going back 4 releases I have
never seen the listing of potential updates not equal the stated quantity.
That doesn't mean it hasn't happened - I just didn't see it. That is why I
was surprised to see 4 items listed and 8 updates being done. Also why
I took the screenshot. It looks like it's time for me to move back to the
comfort of the command line.
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