Why to upgrade the linux kernel?

Aly S.P Dharshi aly.dharshi at uleth.ca
Mon Apr 22 14:29:00 CDT 2002


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tarun Bhatia" <tarunb at lightsand.com>
To: "Aly S.P Dharshi" <aly.dharshi at uleth.ca>
Cc: <Linux-Poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: Why to upgrade the linux kernel?


> Hi Aly,
>
> I tried upgrading my kernel with 'up2date -u -f' and got following
message.
>
> "A package providing libpisock.so.4 could not be found."
>
> Did the upgrade fail? How do I verify the version of my kernel. I tried
> 'cat /proc/version' and it still shows the 2.4.7-10.
>
> regards
> Tarun!!
>
> Aly S.P Dharshi wrote:
>
> >Hello Tarun,
> >
> >    I think that there are a great number of reasons that you may want to
> >upgrade to a better kernel, the stock kernel may have some bugs, updated
> >drivers for certain devices, maybe they have found a way to make a
certain
> >thing work efficiently in the kernel. Some people prefer to build their
own
> >kernel as they believe that they can get a whole bunch of things out that
> >they don't use letting them have a kernel that is smaller, faster and
suited
> >to their needs.
> >
> >    If you are on RedHat Linux type the up2date -l to list all the
packages
> >available for upgrading on your machine, the kernel is not updated by
> >default but if you do a update -u -f it will also upgrade your kernel to
the
> >latest one.
> >
> >    Cheers,
> >
> >        Aly.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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