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#1 2022-03-08 01:49:44

pcalvert
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Registered: 2017-05-15
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[SOLVED] Beowulf kernel upgrade oddity

I am using a kernel from backports on Beowulf and just noticed something strange.

$ apt policy linux-image-amd64
linux-image-amd64:
  Installed: 5.10.70-1~bpo10+1
  Candidate: 5.10.70-1~bpo10+1
  Version table:
 *** 5.10.70-1~bpo10+1 100
        100 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4.19+105+deb10u13 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf/main amd64 Packages
     4.19+105+deb10u9 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security/main amd64 Packages

Searching my apt package cache shows that the latest kernel I have is dated 30-October-2021:

$ ls -l /var/cache/apt/archives |grep linux-image-
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48399932 Jul 19  2021 linux-image-4.19.0-17-amd64_4.19.194-3_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53423672 Aug 19  2021 linux-image-5.10.0-0.bpo.8-amd64_5.10.46-4~bpo10+1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53505900 Oct 30 16:58 linux-image-5.10.0-0.bpo.9-amd64_5.10.70-1~bpo10+1_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     1504 Aug 19  2021 linux-image-amd64_5.10.46-4~bpo10+1_amd64.deb

A little research shows that the version I have is the latest version available for download:

Package: linux-image-5.10.0-0.bpo.9-amd64 (5.10.70-1~bpo10+1)
https://packages.debian.org/buster-back … po.9-amd64


However, if you click on the Debian Changelog link on the right-hand side of that page, you'll see this at the top of the page:

linux-signed-amd64 (5.10.92+1~bpo10+1) buster-backports; urgency=medium

  * Sign kernel from linux 5.10.92-1~bpo10+1

  * Rebuild for buster-backports:
    - Change ABI number to 0.bpo.11

 -- Ben Hutchings <benh@debian.org>  Thu, 03 Feb 2022 19:49:50 +0100

February 3, 2022 was over a month ago. What's going on?


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#2 2022-03-08 03:38:52

GlennW
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: [SOLVED] Beowulf kernel upgrade oddity

Hi, if you want a newer version of the kernel you might consider upgrading to chimaera

I have kernel ver 5.15.x from backports (bpo).

/etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera main non-free contrib  
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-proposed-updates contrib non-free main    
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-updates contrib non-free main  
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-backports main non-free contrib  
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-security main non-free contrib  

The kernel you have may be stable, but slow turn-over to newer versions.


<edit> since posting this remark I just installed kernel 5.16... bpo chimaera.</edit>

Last edited by GlennW (2022-03-08 03:46:25)

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#3 2022-03-08 13:39:31

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2019-03-24
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Re: [SOLVED] Beowulf kernel upgrade oddity

@OP: can we see the full output of

# apt update

I see this when I add beowulf-backports to my Debian bullseye system:

$ apt policy linux-image-amd64
linux-image-amd64:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 5.10.92-2
  Version table:
     5.10.92-2 500
        500 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security/main amd64 Packages
     5.10.92-1~bpo10+1 100
        100 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports/main amd64 Packages
     5.10.84-1 500
        500 https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye/main amd64 Packages
$

So version 5.10.92-1~bpo10+1 should be available.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-03-08 15:52:41)


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#4 2022-03-08 19:03:24

pcalvert
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Re: [SOLVED] Beowulf kernel upgrade oddity

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

@OP: can we see the full output of

# apt update

From yesterday (I still had the terminal window open):

# apt update
Hit:1 http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates InRelease
Get:4 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease [26.5 kB]
Hit:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports InRelease
Fetched 26.5 kB in 4s (7,067 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

From just a few minutes ago:

# apt update
Hit:1 http://versaweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all InRelease
Get:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease [33.8 kB]
Get:3 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates InRelease [26.7 kB]
Get:4 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease [26.5 kB]
Get:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports InRelease [26.9 kB]
Get:6 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports/main amd64 Packages [491 kB]
Fetched 605 kB in 4s (151 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
2 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
# apt list --upgradable
Listing... Done
linux-headers-amd64/oldstable-backports 5.10.92-1~bpo10+1 amd64 [upgradable from: 5.10.70-1~bpo10+1]
linux-image-amd64/oldstable-backports 5.10.92-1~bpo10+1 amd64 [upgradable from: 5.10.70-1~bpo10+1]

So, the upgrade was NOT available yesterday, but now it is.


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#5 2022-03-08 19:24:35

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2019-03-24
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Re: [SOLVED] Beowulf kernel upgrade oddity

I can only guess that amprolla was delayed but has now caught up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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