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I'm trying to update my Debian machine to 2.6.32-46 (which is the new stable). However, after doing apt-get update my apt-cache search linux-image shows me:

linux-headers-2.6.32-5-486 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-486
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-686
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-openvz-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-openvz-686
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-vserver-686-bigmem - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-vser                                                                                                                                                             ver-686-bigmem
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-vserver-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-vserver-686
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-xen-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-686
linux-image-2.6.32-5-486 - Linux 2.6.32 for old PCs
linux-image-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem-dbg - Debugging infos for Linux 2.6.32-5-686-big                                                                                                                                                             mem
linux-image-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6.32 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM
linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 - Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs
linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs
linux-image-2.6.32-5-openvz-686-dbg - Debugging infos for Linux 2.6.32-5-openvz-                                                                                                                                                             686
linux-image-2.6.32-5-openvz-686 - Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs, OpenVZ support
linux-image-2.6.32-5-vserver-686-bigmem-dbg - Debugging infos for Linux 2.6.32-5                                                                                                                                                             -vserver-686-bigmem
linux-image-2.6.32-5-vserver-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6.32 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM, Li                                                                                                                                                             nux-VServer support
linux-image-2.6.32-5-vserver-686 - Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs, Linux-VServer su                                                                                                                                                             pport
linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-686-dbg - Debugging infos for Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-686
linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-686 - Linux 2.6.32 for modern PCs, Xen dom0 support
linux-image-2.6-486 - Linux 2.6 for old PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-amd64 - Linux 2.6 for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-2.6-openvz-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package), OpenVZ sup                                                                                                                                                             port
linux-image-2.6-vserver-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6 for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-packa                                                                                                                                                             ge), Linux-VServer support
linux-image-2.6-vserver-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package), Linux-VSe                                                                                                                                                             rver support
linux-image-2.6-xen-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package), Xen dom0 supp                                                                                                                                                             ort
linux-image-486 - Linux for old PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-686-bigmem - Linux for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-package)
linux-image-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-openvz-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package), OpenVZ support
linux-image-vserver-686-bigmem - Linux for PCs with 4GB+ RAM (meta-package), Lin                                                                                                                                                             ux-VServer support
linux-image-vserver-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package), Linux-VServer sup                                                                                                                                                             port
linux-image-xen-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package), Xen dom0 support

So, 2.6.32-46 doesn't seem to be found. How can I update to this kernel?

My sources.list:

###### Debian Main Repos
deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib

###### Debian Update Repos
deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-proposed-updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib
deb-src http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-proposed-updates main contrib
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Quick answer: there is no package for linux-image-2.6.32-46 in Debian repo for the moment

That's the current Debian repo state, you can check here http://packages.debian.org/search?suite=stable&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=linux-image-2.6.32

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Ah, thanks. So do you have any clue how I do update? –  Devator Oct 7 '12 at 19:19
    
The best way is to do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade –  khrf Oct 22 '12 at 10:16
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You're already running it. See cat /proc/version.

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Linux version 2.6.32-5-686, so I'm not. –  Devator Oct 7 '12 at 19:19
    
Mine says Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (Debian 2.6.32-46)... –  por Oct 8 '12 at 1:55
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If the kernel image isn't in the repos yet, you can either;

  1. Wait for it to become available
  2. Compile the kernel from source (the hard way - not recommended on a debian box)
  3. Give up on it.

Why, in particular, do you need this kernel?

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