I've updated my Mint 12 system to be running a kernel built from Linus' git repo. Now, whenever I run apt-get upgrade, I see that linux*-generic are still on the update list (they're being "kept back", but they're still present).

How do I remove these from the list of packages for APT to track?

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Since you're running your own kernel, you don't need to keep the official kernel installed. Remove (apt-get remove or - in Aptitude) the linux*-generic packages.

  • By official, you mean one packaged by Mint?
    – tshepang
    Feb 1, 2012 at 8:21

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