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Old 6th July 2004, 06:46 PM
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kernel upgrade arjanv's repo...worth??

helo

I am running kenel 2.6.7-1.459. Everything is working.

But now arjanv's repo has released an other one . Allmost evryweek a new kernel is been released.

Must i everytime upgrade to the latest kernel to keep my system up-to-date?
Or is kernel 2.6.7-1.459 more than enough for now?

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Old 7th July 2004, 01:19 AM
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Quote:
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helo
I am running kenel 2.6.7-1.459. Everything is working.

But now arjanv's repo has released an other one . Allmost evryweek a new kernel is been released.

Must i everytime upgrade to the latest kernel to keep my system up-to-date?
Not need if "Everything is working"
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Old 7th July 2004, 01:36 AM
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the current 'official' kernel is 2.6.6-1.435.2.3

You're ahead of the game!
you only 'need' to update the kernel if it is a security update.

arjanv's kernels are development versions so they will change constantly. they are the bleeding edge, and can be buggy. (operative word 'can'.) If you are using linux as a hobby they are fine, but for critical use such as webservers you should the oficial kernels.


All IMO of course.
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Old 7th July 2004, 08:16 AM
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thanks all

Yep, Linux is a hobby
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Old 7th July 2004, 09:14 AM
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I use a custom 2.6.7 kernel. My system runs smother, cleaner and quicker so i'd disagree and compile your own kernels never mind the redhat ones.
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Old 7th July 2004, 09:45 AM
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If you use a custom kernel built from the sources at kernel.org, how do security updates get handled? Do they re-release altered versions of say 2.6.7 and you need to re-download and rebuild, or are there patches you apply and then rebuild, or.....???
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Old 7th July 2004, 01:29 PM
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Their are pathes that get released and you recompile accordingly.
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