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Re: OS patching via cfengine


From: Jamie Wilkinson
Subject: Re: OS patching via cfengine
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 10:45:38 +1100
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Quoting Nate Campi <address@hidden>:

> Kernels are always separate packages and never actually upgrade,
> right?

Depending on your installation -- if you're still using the same kernel you
installed Debian with, then the kernel isn't known to dpkg at all and an apt-get
update won't change it.

If you're using a kernel-package- package then YMMV, I'd be inclined to use grub
and check out /etc/kernel-pkg.conf (Or was it kernel-somethingelse.conf) so that
 kernel packages run update-grub when they're installed.

Otherwise, you're building your own kernels with make-kpkg and you're using your
own version numbers; the package name won't match any in the package database
and so won't get upgraded automatically.

Jamie





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