Different kernels on my servers?

Knute Johnson ubuntu at knutejohnson.com
Wed Jun 10 16:29:22 UTC 2015


On 6/10/2015 09:03, sktsee wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:43:54 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
>
>> So I was getting another server up and running in case my old one died
>> and found they have different kernels.
>>
>> Old: Linux knutejohnson 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 24
>> 16:52:48 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>
>> New: Linux knute3 3.16.0-38-generic #52~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 8
>> 09:43:57 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>
>> Both are 14.04.2LTS.  The new one had a kernel held back when I did my
>> update and upgrade so I did a dist-upgrade but it was still a 3.16
>> kernel before that.  The old computer was upgraded from an earlier
>> version of server but that shouldn't stop kernel upgrades? Do I have
>> something set somewhere to prevent my old server from upgrading the
>> kernel?
>>
> Certain missing kernel-related metapackages will cause your kernel
> package to be skipped during an update if there is a bump to the ABI
> version of the updated kernel (going from, say, 3.13.0.24.27 to
> 3.13.0.25.27). That's probably the case with the old server, unless you
> pinned that version as Andrew suggested. For the new server, you probably
> have linux-image-generic-lts-utopic installed since you have its kernel
> running on your trusty server. You may want to consider installing linux-
> image-generic-lts-vivid soon since utopic will reach EOL this July and
> its kernel package will no longer be updated.
>
So the LTS version doesn't keep the latest kernels?

Thanks,

> -- 
>
> Knute Johnson



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