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Re: [opensuse] multiple kernels?
On 2017-06-12 14:14, George from the tribe wrote:
Is this a problem? I noticed this when I was running an update on my
smaller laptop:

# zypper up
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

The following 4 package updates will NOT be installed:
audacity flac libFLAC++6 libFLAC8

The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
kernel-devel-4.4.70-18.9.1 kernel-source-4.4.70-18.9.1

I was thinking, I thought I had kernel 4.11 from the kernel:stable repo,
as that is what I have been using on this laptop. So, I ran this:

george@tribetrekDell:~> uname -r
george@tribetrekDell:~> rpm -q kernel-devel
george@tribetrekDell:~> rpm -q kernel-default

Sure enough, I am running kernel 4.11, but I have packages for multiple
kernels installed, and the update packages that zypper is saying it is
going to install are not even matching to the kernel I am using.

But the official version for your distribution is 4.4.70. Ie, it is what
comes from the update repository.

If you have kernel 4.11 from a non official source, it is your problem
to keep it and its toolchain updated.

Maybe this is contributing to why this system seems so unstable when I
am running KDE?


Any ideas on why these multiple kernel packages are installed, and
possibly, how to fix? I assumed that when updates have been made in the
past, the dependencies features should have removed old packages. I only
use zypper up to update my system.

But you told your system to keep 4.4.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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