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M43
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« on: June 25, 2009, 09:35:14 am »

Hi, this is my first post. Was wondering why are all the kernels in the exclude list? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 10:00:30 am »

Hi, I assume you are talking about the kernels being excluded in Gslapt. (Please correct me if that's not what you are talking about.) I think they are excluded so that people won't accidentally install that stuff. Some things (especially kernels I think) can mess up your system if you don't get the right one or something.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 10:38:13 am »

Hi, I assume you are talking about the kernels being excluded in Gslapt. (Please correct me if that's not what you are talking about.) I think they are excluded so that people won't accidentally install that stuff. Some things (especially kernels I think) can mess up your system if you don't get the right one or something.


Thanks Daniel, yes that is what i was talking about. I was just asking because in debian distro's thy are in the repositories so when the kernel needs updating it just does it. Thanks,
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 12:11:13 pm »

Upgrading a kernel will break things that are kernel specific like asla,
and Virtualbox.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 03:40:24 am »

Thanks Bigpaws, so the kernel is only updated when a new version comes out?   
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 05:44:14 am »

I am not sure of your question. Usually when you do an update things that
are kernel specific like alsa are not upgraded, if they are it is for the
kernel that was on the original install. That would be since the kernel
is excluded by default.

It would be possible to do all of the updates, but then you would not
have as much control. Debian as far as I know does this (I am not familiar
enough with Debian to speak with any authority) so that all upgrades work.

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 06:10:28 am »

Thanks again Bigpaws, Well let's say in Debian the linux headers are 2.6.28-11 and the update header is 2.6.28-12 so when you do a update it will install the 2.6.28-12 .I do understand what you are saying and thank you that's what i wanted to know. New to Slackware so bare with me.
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