In 'Update Manager View>Linux kernels' I have two kernels in the 4.13 series installed. 126.96.36.199 is shewn as 'Installed' and 4.13.36 is shewn as 'Active'.
The new kernel 'update' only shewed up a couple of days ago and I have been looking at it ever since and still do not understand. As a result I have three questions.
- 1. According to the update my installed kernel is 4.13.0-37.42~16.04.1 and it is to be replaced with another version with exactly the same version number: 4.13.0-37.42~16.04.1. Is this an update or not, if it is why are the version numbers the same for both. To confuse even more and as noted above 188.8.131.52 is not shewn as installed in the View>Linux kennels list. I have looked at the change log for the 'New' version and understood absolutely nothing in it apart from the fact that it was instigated by 'Kleber Sacilotto de Souza <email@example.com> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:28:27 +0100'. I cannot see why a kernel that is apparently not installed needs updating, especially to one with the same version number. Can someone explain please?
- 2. Should I install this update or not? (And reboot to make it active)
- 3. If I choose (after advice) not to install it (right click on it and select 'Ignore updates for this package') will this have any effect on future updates which I might need?