However, the raspberrypi-kernel package was updated on July 9th 2019 and published in apt.
There's a couple concerning things.
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dpkg -s raspberrypi-kernel Package: raspberrypi-kernel Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: kernel Installed-Size: 122926 Maintainer: Serge Schneider <email@example.com> Architecture: armhf Source: raspberrypi-firmware Version: 1.20190709~stretch-1 Replaces: raspberrypi-bootloader (<< 1.20160324-1) Provides: linux-image Breaks: raspberrypi-bootloader (<< 1.20160324-1) Conffiles: /etc/default/raspberrypi-kernel aa1f56ed7333c9749dba288036f96334 Description: Raspberry Pi bootloader This package contains the Raspberry Pi Linux kernel. Homepage: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware $ apt-cache showpkg raspberrypi-kernel Package: raspberrypi-kernel Versions: 1.20190709~stretch-1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.raspberrypi.org_debian_dists_stretch_main_binary-armhf_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.raspberrypi.org_debian_dists_stretch_main_binary-armhf_Packages MD5: 7536ab227cf13dcddacdeb86a3d06624 Reverse Depends: raspberrypi-bootloader,raspberrypi-kernel Dependencies: 1.20190709~stretch-1 - raspberrypi-bootloader (3 1.20160324-1) raspberrypi-bootloader (3 1.20160324-1) Provides: 1.20190709~stretch-1 - linux-image (= ) Reverse Provides: $ uname -a Linux RPIfirmwareDebug 4.19.57-v7+ #1244 SMP Thu Jul 4 18:45:25 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux
1) rpi-update and the apt package have their source in different repos.
2) https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commits/next shows kernel 4.19.20 as next but kernel 4.19.57 was published in apt.
3) As best I can tell the kernel was bumped from 4.19.19 to 4.19.57 without testing intermediate releases.
I'd like to understand how kernel updating should be done on Raspbian and what's going on with the apt package.
For ref, rpi-update repo is https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/stable