how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

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how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

Postby rogerb » 2018-05-03 18:51

Hi, i'm subscribed to security-announce and i noticed https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4188
At the bottom of that page it says "these problems have been fixed in version 4.9.88-1".

Currently on my box, i see:
$ uname -a
Linux hostname 4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.82-1+deb9u3 (2018-03-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/os-release
...
VERSION="9 (stretch)"

^The "4.9.0-6" is the Linux kernel version, right?
What's the "4.9.82-1" number referring to?

I tried running `apt-get update` and `apt-get upgrade` but it gives "0 to upgrade".

Also tried `apt-get dist-upgrade` and that gave 0 upgraded also.

Any tips on how to upgrade to 4.9.88 (or on getting pointed in the right direction)?
(Sorry i feel kind of lost maybe because i don't know a few vocabulary words to search by such as what the 4.9.82 and .88 are referring to; have tried searching here and reading the manual and FAQ and a search engine.)
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Re: how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-03 19:05

I had that problem, too. Their "mistake" was to release it as the same number, should have been linux-image-4.9.0-7-*arch*. After all, it's a different version.
I've noticed it was already installed on my system somehow (might have been an oversight), so I've downloaded it from it's page:
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/amd ... 4/download
and run
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apt install ./path-to-.deb

Then I ran
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update-grub

and rebooted.
Next thing I saw:
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uname -v
#1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1 (2018-04-29)
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Re: how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-03 20:32

You're looking at the "ABI" version, which is purposely not changed so that the newer kernel upgrades over the former 4.9.0-6 to fix security holes.

Run "uname -a" to see the complete kernel version.
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Re: how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-03 20:50

^No, he is right. I had the same issue, fixed it by chance using above method.
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uname -a
Linux debian 4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1 (2018-04-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux

His points at 4.9.82-1+deb9u3.
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Re: how to upgrade from Debian 4.9.82-1 to 4.9.88?

Postby rogerb » 2018-05-03 22:02

Thanks y'all! Without doing anything else, i rebooted first and now I'm on 4.9.88-1:

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$ uname -a
$ Linux hostname 4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1 (2018-04-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux


Tis weird how it didn't show me that there was an upgrade available but that's ok, i'm happy now. Thanks!
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