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Re: Where's the source files?



What's the difference between kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.521.noarch.rpm and kernel-2.6.8-1.521.src.rpm? If I use the second can I still update it via yum?

Bruce

--- Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 10:08:55AM -0700, Bruce Hyatt wrote:
> > I'm trying to make sure I have all the modules I need for a
> USB
> > Camera and card reader so I tried 'make menuconfig' and
> 'make
> > xconfig.' I got the message "No target..." and realized I
> don't
> > have the source files! I remember seeing something about
> them
> > somewhere along the way but I can't remember where and I
> can't
> > find anything about them on Fedora site nor at LinuxISO.org.
> > Are they on the CD's?
> 
> Which distribution? For Fedora Core 2, you could install
> kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.521.noarch.rpm from the updates
> area, which you
> could get using yum.
> 
> But what I really recommend (and this will be the default on
> FC3) is to get
> the kernel-2.6.8-1.521.src.rpm *source* RPM, and modify that
> to have the
> changes you need -- if you need changes to the main kernel. If
> it's an
> external module you want to build, you shouldn't need the full
> source at all
> -- the required headers are at "/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build"
> in the kernel
> package itself.

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