thin clients not updating to the latest kernel

Tony Baechler bats at batsupport.com
Thu Mar 17 13:26:14 UTC 2016


On 3/16/2016 10:16 AM, Spyros Tsiolis wrote:
> When the kernel gets updated through the ubuntu update
> system, where does it go exactly and what does it update ?

You can find this out easily enough. On an existing system with a kernel 
installed, try this command, but be warned there is a lot of output:

dpkg -L linux-image-3.XXX|less

Replace XXX with the package name of the actual kernel. You can determine 
this with this command:

dpkg -l | grep linux-image

Another way is to download the kernel package by hand from any Ubuntu 
mirror. You should find it under /ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-image/. Use "dpkg 
--extract" to extract it to a temporary directory. That lets you look at the 
installation scripts, so you can see exactly what gets updated.



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