[Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

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[Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

#1 Post by prakashguru »

Hi,
When try to update my debian installation I found a new version of kernel available 5.10.0-21 (linux-image-5.10.0-21-amd64).

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xxxxx@yyyyy:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-image-5.10.0-21-amd64
The following packages will be upgraded:
  hyperv-daemons libksba8 linux-image-amd64 sudo 
4 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 57.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 318 MB of additional disk space will be used.

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❯ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Release:        11
Codename:       bullseye

I try to find release notes for 5.10.0-21. But it is not appearing in https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/kernel/
Also there is no page like this https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/ke ... 0-20-amd64 for 5.10.0.-21

Should I look for somewhere else? Or it will take some time to get it published? Or by any chance the package get pre-maturely pushed to bullseye repo?

Thanks,
Prakash

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Re: [Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

#2 Post by fabien »

prakashguru wrote: 2023-01-24 10:55Also there is no page like this https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/ke ... 0-20-amd64 for 5.10.0.-21
It's true, I don't know if it's a usual delay.

You can still access changelogs using debmany (from debian-goodies package). debmany gives you access even if the package is not installed.

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debmany linux-image-5.10.0-21-amd64

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Re: [Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

#3 Post by prakashguru »

@fabien thanks for the response.

The 5.10.0-21 kernel is based on linux source package 5.10.162-1 which is pushed to bullseye-security repo last day.

The following url shows that the kernel version is built for only amd64 that may be the reason it pushed only to bullseye-security.
https://release.debian.org/proposed-updates/stable.html
https://qa.debian.org/madison.php?package=linux

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Re: [Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

#4 Post by Fossy »

Kernel update 5.10.0-21-amd64 done on 6 different laptops :

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phil@phil-x75vd:~$ uname -a
Linux phil-x75vd 5.10.0-21-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.162-1 (2023-01-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux
phil@phil-x75vd:~$
OK … nothing to report
Asus GL753VD Intel© Core™ i7-7700HQ / 11.6 Bullseye 64-bit Cinnamon /Firefox ESR /DuckDuckGo/ Evolution/eID Belgium/ Single Boot
currently running idem Single Boot on 4 more Asus laptops
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M130fw

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Re: [Discussion] About the release notes of new kerenel packages

#5 Post by fabien »

prakashguru wrote: 2023-01-24 15:00The 5.10.0-21 kernel [...] pushed to bullseye-security repo last day.
Oh yes, of course, it's security.

So the best way I found is:
go to https://tracker.debian.org/
enter the package name, e.g. linux-image-5.10.0-21-amd64
This opens the linux-signed-amd64 page
Here you click on the link [2023-01-23] Accepted linux-signed-amd64 5.10.162+1 (source) into stable-security (Debian FTP Masters)

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