[SOLVED] bpo.2 vs bpo.3 on Backported Linux Kernel.

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[SOLVED] bpo.2 vs bpo.3 on Backported Linux Kernel.

Postby Xeno Idaltu » 2020-03-08 01:31

I'm about to install the newest kernel from Backports on Buster. I noticed that I have two options. Linux-kernel-5.4.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 and Linux-kernel-5.4.0-0.bpo.3-amd64

What is the difference between the two?

Does a higher number represent the most recent version?
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Re: bpo.2-amd64 vs bpo.3-amd64 on Backported Linux Kernel.

Postby sunrat » 2020-03-08 03:36

Xeno Idaltu wrote:Does a higher number represent the most recent version?

Yes
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Re: [SOLVED] bpo.2 vs bpo.3 on Backported Linux Kernel.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-03-08 16:59

The kernel metapackage should be installed to keep the version updated, see my [FAQ] for details. Same goes for the headers (if you need them).
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