[kwlug-disc] Version Mismatch Ubuntu 12.04 linux-image-generic

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sat Feb 23 11:10:02 EST 2013


But surely you're checking daily/weekly/regularly for kernel updates,
application updates, and security updates?  Using 'update-manager' perhaps?

--Bob.

 On 13-02-23 10:44 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> I do this all the time, since I want to be only on LTS releases, whether on
> the desktop or the servers.
>
> I use do-release-upgrade exclusively for upgrading Ubuntu, not the apt*
> way(s).
>
> In order to restrict do-release-upgrade to LTS releases only, you edit the
> file
>
>         /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades
>
> And change the Prompt line to :
>
>         Prompt=lts
>
> This way, I am able to stay with 8.04 for 5 years on servers, then go from
> 8.04 to 10.04 then from that to 12.04, and hopefully forget about it for 4
> more years from now.
>
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
>
>> 'apt-get dist-upgrade' allows it to install new packages (like kernel
>> images), not just upgrade existing files.  Sometimes that's necessary.
>> It won't upgrade the entire distribution from 12.04 to 12.10
>>
>> 'do-release-upgrade' would upgrade the distribution from 12.04 to
>> 12.10.  But I'm not quite sure how you would upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04
>> and skip all the releases in between...
>>
>> --Bob.
>>
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>> On 13-02-22 05:09 PM, Chamunks Arkturus wrote:
>>> My only issue with apt-get dist-upgrade is that I want to stay on ubuntu
>>> 12.04
>>> Although I have been considering moving to linux-image-server since this
>> is
>>> a server and not a desktop.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> For what it is worth ...
>>>>
>>>> I got notified of a new kernel, and I did the upgrade the way I always
>> do:
>>>> Just using the command: aptitude full-upgrade
>>>>
>>>>  # aptitude full-upgrade
>>>>
>>>> The following packages will be upgraded:
>>>>   libssl-dev libssl-doc libssl1.0.0 linux-headers-3.2.0-38
>>>> linux-headers-3.2.0-38-generic linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic
>>>>   linux-libc-dev openssl
>>>> 8 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>>>> Need to get 0 B/56.2 MB of archives. After unpacking 25.6 kB will be
>> used.
>>>> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
>>>> Reading changelogs... Done
>>>> Get:1 Changelog for linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic (
>>>>
>> http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux/linux_3.2.0-38.61/
>>>> changelog) [447 kB]
>>>> ...
>>>> And it finished normally.
>>>> --
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