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Changing the kernel version

Posted September 4, 2014 3k views

Hello,

I’m currently using debian 7 64x and to install glusterFs-client I need to upgrade the kernel version (something about fuse not working on the digitalOcean version)

So I will have to upgrade my kernel (in previous test I did it, and it work)
But I’m not sure which one to upgrade to.
I have thoses options:

  • Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.57-3)
  • Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.57-3+deb7u1)
  • Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.57-3+deb7u2)
  • Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.60-1+deb7u1)
  • Debian 7.0 x64 vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 (3.2.60-1+deb7u3)

I understand the 3.2.* is the kernel version, but what about the +deb7u*?
what is the “u” at the end?

Thank you

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The +deb7u1 is the Debian patch version. From the Debian Developer Reference:

The convention is to append +debXu1 (where X is the major release number), e.g. 1:2.4.3-4+deb7u1, of course increasing 1 for any subsequent uploads.

i think u = update, and i am sure they are security updates

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