New APT removes kernels

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New APT removes kernels

Unread post by vic » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:39 am

From siduction. Thought it might be of interest.

https://forum.siduction.org/index.php?topic=8203.0
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Re: New APT removes kernels

Unread post by wuxmedia » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:30 am

fair enough. ubuntu always has /boot getting full
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Re: New APT removes kernels

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:30 am

^ That is something I somehow never experienced but then I did not use Ubuntu long enough back in the day.

On sid I guess I would still prefer not getting older kernels autoremoved by default, especially from one major version to another. On stable I could not care less as you only stay on one version with all its fixes and there it makes even sense, backports not included.

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apt autoremove
was for that I thought. Even doing dist-upgrades will show you packages you could remove with that command if you wanted and Siduction as far as I know discourages the use of autoremove. I always used it after every dist-upgrade on sid to remove all the cruft but I decided not some Debian policy.

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Re: New APT removes kernels

Unread post by wuxmedia » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:13 am

I have recently appreciated that older kernels stick around - never had the need before.
not too hard to load in a different one if one really needs.
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