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Offline nubipengen

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[solved] sparky 5.3 upgrade ?
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:58:05 am »
hello everybody,

i am currently using sparkylinux 5.2 xfce 32-bit.
i saw that sparky 5.3 is available with kernel 4.15.4, so in the sparky OS i am using, there was system upgrade notification and i confirmed the system upgrade.
the upgrade process did not return any error.

but when i checked the kernel version, using "uname -a" command, it showed :
"4.14.0-3-686 #1 SMP Debian 4.14.17-1 (2018-02-14) i686 GNU/Linux"

it seems that the kernel is not upgraded.

i also tried executing "system upgrade" menu, with the same result.
executing "apt-get update" and then "apt-get dist-upgrade" did not upgrade the kernel either.

what do i miss in the system upgrade procedure ?

thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 11:18:22 am by nubipengen »

Offline pavroo

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Re: sparky 5.3 upgrade ?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 07:44:42 pm »
Kernel 4.15 is in testing repos already, but Debian devs did not move the latest kernel meta packages from sid to testing yet.
So, temporary enable Sid repos:
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sid.listRefresh package list:
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sudo apt updateInstall the latest kernel meta:
amd64:
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sudo apt install linux-image-amd64686:
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sudo apt install linux-image-686686-pae:
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sudo apt install linux-image-686-paeThen disable the Sid repos back and refresh package list again.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Offline nubipengen

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Re: sparky 5.3 upgrade ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 11:17:43 am »
thank you very much, sir. it works.

i just realized there is already this guide :
https://sparkylinux.org/wiki/doku.php/linux_kernel

thanks again, sir, i really appreciate your help.