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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



Once upon a time, Ken Johanson <fedora kensystem com> said:
> But my cage rattling is about "Why is the kernel source not included", 
> not lack or headers. If I could have just rpm/bzipped the source from 
> one of the discs we wouldnt even be here right now.

It is included and you can rpm it, just like the source to every other
package is included.

> Although older modules (the one with my NIC is almost 3 years old) still 
> require 'old' build envs- not a defense of them -- instead an argument 
> for providing the source in a convenient fashion so that a user in my 
> case can get up and running with emitting vulgarities.

A 3 year old module source file will not build with a kernel included
with Fedora Core 2.  Having the kernel source installed by default or
not will not have any effect on that.  If a module can't build in the
current build environment (i.e. necessary Makefiles and headers under
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build), it most likely can't build against the
kernel anyway.

There is no need to emit vulgarities unless you are a troll.
-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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