Package Details: linux-lts-versioned-headers-bin 5.4.28-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/linux-lts-versioned-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: linux-lts-versioned-bin
Description: Dummy package depending on linux5.4.28-1-lts-headers-bin
Upstream URL: https://www.kernel.org/
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: chrisjbillington
Maintainer: chrisjbillington
Last Packager: chrisjbillington
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2020-02-22 00:45
Last Updated: 2020-03-26 16:27

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chrisjbillington commented on 2020-02-28 17:54

These packages allow you to have multiple versions of the Arch LTS kernel installed simultaneously. The intended use is to install the linux-lts-versioned-bin (and linux-lts-versioned-headers-bin if you use out-of-tree drivers) dummy package, using an AUR helper or otherwise in a way that automatically processes dependencies. This dummy package depends on the latest kernel package, but older kernel packages will remain on your system as orphaned packages to be removed later. You can find and remove them with the remove-orphaned-kernels script. If you use grub, you will also need to ensure its config is updated after kernels are added or removed. The grub-hook package will ensure this is done automatically whenever kernels are added or removed.

To switch from the Arch LTS kernel package to these versioned packages, you can do the following (using the AUR helper yay for example):

# Remove linux-lts, linux-lts-headers if installed, and any out-of-tree drivers for the Arch LTS kernel:
$ pacman -Rs linux-lts [linux-lts-headers] [nvidia-lts] [...]
# Install dkms versions of any out-of-tree drivers you need:
$ pacman -S [nvidia-dkms] [...]
# Install grub-hook (if using GRUB), the kernel dummy package, and headers dummy package if you use out-of-tree drivers:
$ yay -S [grub-hook] linux-lts-versioned-bin [linux-lts-versioned-headers-bin]

This is also discussed here.

There is also linux-versioned-bin for the same thing but with the regular (non LTS) kernel.

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chrisjbillington commented on 2020-02-28 17:54

These packages allow you to have multiple versions of the Arch LTS kernel installed simultaneously. The intended use is to install the linux-lts-versioned-bin (and linux-lts-versioned-headers-bin if you use out-of-tree drivers) dummy package, using an AUR helper or otherwise in a way that automatically processes dependencies. This dummy package depends on the latest kernel package, but older kernel packages will remain on your system as orphaned packages to be removed later. You can find and remove them with the remove-orphaned-kernels script. If you use grub, you will also need to ensure its config is updated after kernels are added or removed. The grub-hook package will ensure this is done automatically whenever kernels are added or removed.

To switch from the Arch LTS kernel package to these versioned packages, you can do the following (using the AUR helper yay for example):

# Remove linux-lts, linux-lts-headers if installed, and any out-of-tree drivers for the Arch LTS kernel:
$ pacman -Rs linux-lts [linux-lts-headers] [nvidia-lts] [...]
# Install dkms versions of any out-of-tree drivers you need:
$ pacman -S [nvidia-dkms] [...]
# Install grub-hook (if using GRUB), the kernel dummy package, and headers dummy package if you use out-of-tree drivers:
$ yay -S [grub-hook] linux-lts-versioned-bin [linux-lts-versioned-headers-bin]

This is also discussed here.

There is also linux-versioned-bin for the same thing but with the regular (non LTS) kernel.