Essentially I have an Ubuntu laptop and a board running Debian. I have installed the same kernel module and a utility for managing it on each, using aptitude.
Unfortunately, the versions of the kernel modules and utilities, do not match up. The Debian version is 2010 and Ubuntu is 2012. It is important that they do as they are for ad-hoc networking and the two computers can only recognise each other as nodes when the versions are aligned.
I have updated aptitude on the Debian board and tried re-installing but it can't get a newer version.
I'm figuring if I can do one of the following (but don't know how to do them):
- Find where aptitude downloads the kernel modules and utilities from on ubuntu and tell the debian version to also download from here
- Download and install the kernel module from source (I have a source
file for the module and utility but I'm not 100% on how to install
- Somehow use aptitude to install the older version on ubuntu (this is non-ideal as some features are missing)
Preferably I'd like to be able to install it all using apt-get. Any ideas?