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== Given an Ubuntu kernel package version how do we find the release it is from? ==
== Given an Ubuntu kernel package version how do we find the exact mainline release it is based on? ==
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The kernel package version is of the following form {{{2.6.35-6.9}}}. The numbers before the {{{-}}} represent the base upstream version from which this kernel was forked, the first number following the {{{-}}} represents the ABI number, the final number is an upload number. Taking the package version first remove the upload number, then round the ABI number down to the nearest hundred (which can include 0), for example:

    {{{2.6.35-6.9 => 2.6.35-6 => 2.6.35-0 }}}

Look up the final version in the [[Kernel/Dev/TopicBranches]] mapping tables (see ''Current Branches''). Once you have the release and branch you can obtain the source.
The exact upstream mainline tag from which the Ubuntu kernels were forked can be found in the [[http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/info/kernel-version-map.html|mainline kernel mapping]] table.

Given an Ubuntu kernel package version how do we find the exact mainline release it is based on?

The exact upstream mainline tag from which the Ubuntu kernels were forked can be found in the mainline kernel mapping table.

Kernel/FAQ/GeneralVersionToMainline (last edited 2014-12-15 17:04:59 by g2p)