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Re: [SLE] Kernel Update
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:37:27 -0500
  • Message-id: <43CE52A7.6387@xxxxxx>
Dave Cotton wrote Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:29:43 +0100:

> Having just changed to Suse after using Mandrake/Mandriva since its
> beginings I think I can comment on this.

Here's the install path I've trod:
2.0.35 199808 RedHat 5.2 apollo
2.2.12 199909 RedHat 6.1 cartman
2.2.12? Corel 1.0
2.2.14 200001 Mandrake 7.0
2.2.14 200003 Corel 1.1
2.2.14 200003 RedHat 6.2 zoot
2.2.14 200005 Mandrake 7.1
2.? 200103 Mandrake 8.0
2.2.16 200007 Corel 1.2
2.4.8 200109 Mandrake 8.1
2.4.13 200112 Caldera 3.1.1
2.4.18 200203 Mandrake 8.2
2.4.18 200204 RedHat 7.3 valhalla
2.4.18 200204 SuSE 8.0
2.4.18 200209 RedHat 8.0 psyche
2.4.19 200209 Mandrake 9.0
2.4.19 200210 SuSE 8.1
2.4.20 200303 RedHat 9.0 shrike
2.4.20 200304 SuSE 8.2
2.4.21 200303 Mandrake 9.1
2.4.21 200311 SuSE 9.0
2.4.22 200309 Mandrake 9.2
2.4.22 200311 Fedora Core 1 yarrow
2.4.24 200403 Xandros 2
2.6.3 200403 Mandrake 10.0
2.6.4 200404 SuSE 9.1
2.6.5 200405 Fedora Core 2
2.6.8 200410 Mandriva 10.1
2.6.8 200412 SuSE 9.2
2.6.9 200411 Fedora Core 3
2.6.10 200503 Linspire 5
2.6.11 200503 SuSE 9.3
2.6.11 200504 Mandriva 10.2/2005
2.6.11 200506 Fedora Core 4
2.6.11 200506 Xandros 3
2.6.12 200509 Mandriva 2006
2.6.12 200510 Edubuntu 5.10
2.6.12 200510 Kubuntu 5.10
2.6.12 200510 Ubuntu 5.10
2.6.12 Debian Etch
2.6.13 200509 SuSE 10.0
Knoppix 3.2 . . . 4.0.2
Mandrake Cooker - since 9.0 dev cycle
OpenSuse Devel - about to start

About 12 from that list are still installed and operational, plus the
Knoppix CDs.

> Urpmi is configured, by
> default, to install and not update kernels. The old kernel is added to
> the boot list, giving you the possibility of getting the machine going
> if the new kernel gives problems.

> The existance of 2 different kernels gives no problem.

> I must say when I first did an update on Suse I was a little scared by
> the default action.

SuSE 8.2 made SuSE my favorite. It became my local server, replace only
late last summer with a newer machine, initially with Mandriva 2006,
which is still installed, but as of late last month, runs a SuSE 10.0
DVD install, and since about a week after installation, has functioned
as host for my own web site.

SuSE did so because the engineering, fit, and polish the Germans are
famous for was obvious, giving best evidence it was worthy of my trust.

Things aren't exactly as they used to be. NAICT, it isn't run by Germans
any more, and from what I've read on this list since that change, its
quality is gravitating toward everyone else's. In particular in this
regard, discussion of upgrade kernels comes to mind, and that's why I
began this thread, in order to minimize the potential for that kind of
pain, wishing for the same behavior by default with YOU that comes with
URPMI.
--
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalm 33:12 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata *** http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/


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