I was trying to install wireguard (to use as a client) on my PC running PureOS (kernel 4.19.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28)).
buster-backports (those are the correct ones, aren’t they?) (only
main) and when I went to install wireguard running
apt -t buster-backports install wireguard I was prompted with
The following additional packages will be installed: linux-image-5.9.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 linux-image-amd64 wireguard-tools wireless-regdb Suggested packages: linux-doc-5.9 debian-kernel-handbook openresolv | resolvconf The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-image-5.9.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 wireguard wireguard-tools The following packages will be upgraded: linux-image-amd64 wireless-regdb 2 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 180 not upgraded. Need to get 50,8 MB of archives. After this operation, 284 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you see any risk in taking that change? Is that compatible with the free kernel in PureOS?
I don’t really have those concepts clear. I appreciate your help! (I wouldn’t have a problem with 5.9 kernel on itself, I run that a few months on my very old core2duo macbook from 2007 on Arch, now running 5.10, without any problems. This PC should be even more stable. But I don’t really understand if it would “work” fine with all the “free” parts in PureOS. Thanks in advance!)