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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



Am Fr, den 15.10.2004 schrieb Ken Johanson um 17:24:

> In regard to original my complaint (ignoring its cause; module 
> compilation and default header paths), can you explain Redhat's 
> reasoning for not including the kernel source *in* the distro? -- just 
> for the sake of argument for someone wanting to do the usual.. slim down 
> the kernel, or say, build special scsi drivers into the image. etc.

The kernel source is included *in* the Fedora Core distribution!

> Yet you did also mention that kernel rpm *is* available; is that 
> included on the main install disks - or would a user have to have 
> network access, search for it, and check versions (which supposedly dont 
> always jive from what another post mentioned about 2.6.9 inclusions)? Is 
> the kernel-rpm placed somewhere on the add-remove app that I just didnt 
> see (I checked under "development tools")?

Poor boy, if your brain would just be a half of your flaming mouth ...

Mount FC2 CD3:
$ ls -al /mnt/cdrom1/Fedora/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6.5-1.358.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--  16 root root 45032724  9. Mai 08:15
/mnt/cdrom1/Fedora/RPMS/kernel-source-2.6.5-1.358.i386.rpm

In system settings -> add / remove applications -> choose "kernel
development" and you get the kernel source from CD. It is just not
listed as an option there explicitly because it is obvious from choice
that the source is wanted.

> -Ken

How do I make myself a monkey? I post untruth to a very frequent mailing
list and flame a lot showing my lack of investigation.

Alexander


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