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Old 2nd May 2006, 07:14 PM
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Question Kernel version number

Hi,

I am sure this has been asked before, but the site search and google are not giving me the answers.

What the heck is the fedora core kernel version numbering system?

I understand the official 2.6.16.1 etc, what I don't get is what the difference is between kernel-2.6.16-1.2080 and kernel-2.6.16-1.2096. Specifically, what versions do they translate to in the real world i.e. on the standard kernel versioning system?

Thanks very much.

Shakes
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Old 2nd May 2006, 07:35 PM
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The last four digits are specific releases of the kernel from redhat/fedora that address security patches or enhancements as incorporated into the fedora core kernel. They appear to be monotonically increasing, and don't reset as new kernels roll out. To see the relation between a specific kernel and the real world (or previous kernels), it is probably best to look at the announcement list. For example...

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg00164.html

is the announcement for the 2096 kernel. It has links to the changelogs upstream and what was changed between the 2096 and previous release. There may be a better source, but that is a start.
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Old 2nd May 2006, 09:35 PM
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Thanks for that. I'll be sure to check that out for future kernel releases.

Cheers.
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Old 3rd May 2006, 01:47 AM
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"rpm -q --changelog kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5" will show you the changelog for that particular kernel. This kernel is based upon the 2.6.16.9 vanilla kernel.

[jcliburn@osprey ~]$ rpm -q --changelog kernel-2.6.16-1.2096_FC5 | head -10
* Wed Apr 19 2006 David Woodhouse <dwmw2@redhat.com>
- 2.6.16.9

* Wed Apr 19 2006 David Woodhouse <dwmw2@redhat.com>
- 2.6.16.8

* Tue Apr 18 2006 Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
- 2.6.16.7
- Add missing %preuninstall for -kdump kernels. (#189100)
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Old 3rd May 2006, 12:49 PM
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Quality. I didn't know rpm command allowed that.

Cheers.
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