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Re: [opensuse] kernel versions
On 2018-08-19 00:53, don fisher wrote:
On 08/17/2018 09:10 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:


Both Leap 15 and TW were updated this morning to 4.18.1-1.1. Should
have happened yesterday yesterday but I was fighting "a fire" in Leap
15 where suddenly I couldn't login :-). Solved THAT a short while ago.

The point I was making is that the kernel in '.../stable/standard/'
does not care which version of oS or TW you are running -- the only
condition is that your system be a 64-bit system.

But if you are running a stock standard version of either oS or TW and
are not using the '.../stable/standard' repository then you have to
wait for a/the new version of kernel to be made available for the
version you are running.

BC

I am running the stock standard version of Leap 42.3 with the, as of
yesterday,  4.4.143-65-default kernel.

I am still curious about the kernels under the site
software.opensuse.org/search/kernel. I downloaded
kernel-default-4.8.17-1.1.x86_64.rpm from one of the listed sites
yesterday. I have not tried to install it yet. I was chastised
(previously in this thread) for using this site a a source of kernels.
But now, since I cannot get older ones from the '.../stable/standard/'
site, I would like to know a bit more why using the kernels offered
under the search site are a bad idea?


software.opensuse.org/search/kernel is not a site. It is a search page,
and can, theoretically, find hundreds of repos containing kernels. What
each one is for, it is up to that repo owner to describe, or not.

The repo Basil mentioned has the latest kernel, the one they are
testing. When a new one is developed they try that one and forget the
prior one.

I don't know if there is a repo that keeps an archival of versions.
AFAIK, you have to keep your own archive.

--
Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 42.3 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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