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Re: How to use kernel-2.6.6-1.435.src.rpm



On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 16:16 +1000, Steffen Kluge wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 15:26, clemens dwf com wrote:
> > I can untar the source, but do I then apply the patches one
> > by one?  Considering the naming convention that doesnt seem
> > likely.  I would have expected  script or instructions in
> > there somewhere explaining what to do with this to get the
> > 435 sources.
> 
> Everything you could possibly want to do with the source rpm is built
> into rpm/rpmbuild. Untarring, patching, configuring, compiling,
> packaging. Read the manual pages.
> 
> However, if you just want to build a new kernel from source the package
> you want is kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.435.noarch.rpm. It'll put the 435
> kernel into /usr/src/linux-2.6.6-1.435/ where you can go about
> configuring and compiling it, just like you would with an untarred
> kernel source from kernel.org.

except that it already has all the patches applied.

> 
> The kernel-*.src.rpm is meant for building a binary kernel package.

but can also use "make rpm" in the /usr/src/linux-2.6.6-1.435/ directory
after customizing .config if you want an rpm install of your custom
kernel.

Phil




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