[rescue] Re: G5 case

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Wed Jun 25 15:10:16 CDT 2003

> > > > The problem with the unchangingness of Debian stable is everything is so
> > > > out of date that unless you start upgrading everything you miss a lot of
> > > > features. I install Debian stable and did a dist-update to the latest
> > > > unstable and found I still had the old, slow 2.2 kernel.
> > There were some problems early on, but they've been ironed
> > out.  The 2.4 kernel has been out and stable for a long time.
> > More than enough time to get stable updated.
> I think part of your problem is you are expecting dist-upgrade to
> change your kernel for you.  Won't happen.  It'll update what you
> have running (provided you're using a stock kernel, if it's custom
> it won't touch it), but won't change it to 2.4.  They had 2.4
> packages available in stable at release, it just wasn't the
> default.  Install a kernel-image-2.4.x image and you'll have it.

Why won't dist-upgrade from stable to unstable upgrade the
kernel?  Is 2.2 still the default kernel for unstable?
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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