delovoy
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Cannot update to the latest kernel

Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:41 pm

Hello Everyone!

I am currently running:
Linux raspberrypi 4.19.97-v7l+ #1294 SMP Thu Jan 30 13:21:14 GMT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux
This is on PI 4.

Every time I run an update (full-upgrade), and it updates a package.
It tells me that I have an old kernel. And that there is a new one - 4.19.97-v8l+ if I remember correctly (sorry, didnt save the actual version.

Any idea why it wont update to the latest kernel?

Thank you!

trejan
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Re: Cannot update to the latest kernel

Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:54 pm

Linux raspberrypi 4.19.97-v7l+ #1294 SMP Thu Jan 30 13:21:14 GMT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux
This is the latest stable kernel for a Pi 4.
Every time I run an update (full-upgrade), and it updates a package.
It tells me that I have an old kernel. And that there is a new one - 4.19.97-v8l+ if I remember correctly (sorry, didnt save the actual version.
You've installed needrestart or more likely docker which pulls in needrestart. needrestart gets confused by the version string as the stock kernel on a Pi 4 is the v7l+. The v8 kernel is for the experimental 64-bit kernel. It is presumably seeing v8 > v7 and complaining about it.

See https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 8&t=249021

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Re: Cannot update to the latest kernel

Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:56 pm

V7L is the 32-bit kernel for RPi4B. V8 is the experimental 64-bit kernel.

Best option right now is to simply ignore the messages.
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delovoy
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Re: Cannot update to the latest kernel

Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:02 am

Oh... i see.
Thank you good Sir!

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