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afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby galen on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:29 pm

I've had four proper installs (ubunutu, xubuntu) on four machines that were killed by the latest kernel.
I've filled bug reports to no avail.
So I'm concerned that Mint users will get screwed by the latest update.

Please remove 2.26.24-21 from the repos ASAP until the bugs are addressed

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=948584
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:59 am

Who told you to use that kernel?
It's a level 5 upgrade - one that we advice against
It's not in our repos but in the Ubuntu repos so we have no control over it
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby Caraibes on Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:31 am

Strange... I have that .21 kernel on my main Ubuntu box, and one older Xubuntu PC... No issue... But on my Mint partition, I stick to level 3 update, so I am still with .19....
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:09 am

There has been reports of serious problems with 2.26.24-21
And when I write this I realize that I have written 2.26.21 instead of 2.26.24-21 on several occasions - damn :(
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby galen on Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:05 pm

yes it is in ubuntu repos, so if one uses synaptic -21 pops up to be installed.
mintUpdate protects against bad recommended ubuntu packages and big kudos for that.
Should LinuxMint comes with synaptic somewhat disabled?
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:57 pm

Should LinuxMint comes with synaptic somewhat disabled?

I don't think so
A) It's about freedom, including freedom to destroy your system
B) People will do such updates anyway
C) I'm not quite sure how to do it
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Re: afraid of kernel 2.26.24-21 buggy update

Postby ronnoc on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:12 pm

Husse wrote:A) It's about freedom, including freedom to destroy your system
B) People will do such updates anyway


I lol'd when I read that - even though it is 100% true. For me personally, knowing that Mint is based on Ubuntu and uses their repos as well, I just stick with Mint Update set to level 3. Safe so far :) The only exception to this is, of course, when I need to install new software.

With many of these crash-and-burn scenarios, I believe it is simply a case of "Curiosity getting the Cat". The default settings on a new shiny install of Linux Mint are set that way for a reason... and if you want to play around, well that's what a test system is for.
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