[kwlug-disc] Different kernel version on same LTS?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Apr 18 21:04:00 EDT 2014


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Rashkae wrote:
> You can run sudo apt-get dis-upgrade to update all packages, 
> including kernel.

I've been running 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' on both the "simak" and
"irving" hosts, and yet they're still running the 3.2 kernel...

- --Bob.


On 14-04-18 07:43 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> You probably downloaded a new install DVD, which you will notice
> has an extra point number. (12.4.something).. the LTS install dvd's
> get re-spun with newer packages so the installation works well even
> on newer hardware that is no longer supported on the older kernel. 
> However, the kernel does not get updated to newer version with 
> regular updates.  You can run sudo apt-get dis-upgrade to update
> all packages, including kernel.


On 14-04-18 05:53 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> I speculate that the incremental upgrades from 12.04.0 to 12.04.4 
> only provide application, utility and security upgrades, not
> kernel upgrades.
> 
> FWIW, two of my servers show
> 
> simak:~$ uname -rv 3.2.0-56-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 
> 09:20:45 UTC 2013 simak:~$ lsb_release -d Description:	Ubuntu
> 12.04.4 LTS
> 
> irving:~$ uname -rv 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 
> 03:54:44 UTC 2014 irving:~$ lsb_release -d Description:	Ubuntu 
> 12.04.4 LTS
> 
> "simak" was installed as a 12.04.1 or 12.04.2; "irving" was
> upgraded from 10.04.
> 
> Both have been restarted in the last month due to power failures 
> exceeding the UPS capacity...
> 
> --Bob.
> 
> 
> On 14-04-18 05:34 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>> I noticed something odd the other day, a discrepancy of the
>> kernel version on almost identical machines. Both machines are
>> running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.
> 
>> This is a machine that was on 10.04 and then upgraded to 12.04.
> 
>> $ uname -vr 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:54:44 
>> UTC 2014
> 
>> $ dpkg -l | grep linux-im | awk '{print $2}' 
>> linux-image-3.2.0-60-generic linux-image-server
> 
>> $ grep DESCR /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.4
>>  LTS"
> 
>> This machine was initially the same, but had a hard drive
>> failure, and was reinstalled on a new drive from a DVD
> 
>> $ uname -rv 3.11.0-19-generic #33~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 12
>>  21:16:27 UTC 2014
> 
>> $ dpkg -l | grep linux-im | awk '{print $2}' 
>> linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic
> 
>> Same distro release as the other machine: $ grep DESCR 
>> /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS"
> 
>> Note the different kernel version? The upgraded machine has 3.2,
>>  and the installed one has 3.11!
> 
>> It is not causing any issues. Just curious why this happens.
> 
> 
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