fedora-list Digest, Vol 22, Issue 143
paul at city-fan.org
Tue Dec 20 12:44:24 UTC 2005
Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:55:43 +0530, <fedora-list-request at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Message: 11
>> Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:52:17 +0000
>> From: Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
>> Subject: Re: What is the Difference?
>> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
>> Message-ID: <43A19131.6030507 at city-fan.org>
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>> akonstam at trinity.edu wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 05:07:26PM +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
>>>> Hello List,
>>>> What is the difference between kernel-devel-*.rpm and
>>>> kernel-*.src.rpm ?
>>>> Parameshwara Bhat
>>> I don't know if I will get this exactly right but I will give it a
>>> 1. kernel-*.src.rpm - a source form of the kernel which can be
>>> compiled using rpmbuild to produce a particular binary kernel.
>> Yes. It can also be tweaked to build a custom kernel.
>>> 2. kernel-devel-*.rpm - gives you the modules to allow you to compile
>>> a customized kernel of that kernel version but tailored to your
>>> specific needs.
>> No, the kernel-devel-*.rpm contains the header files etc. needed to
>> build modules that will load when you're running the associated kernel
>> (i.e. it's for building out-of-tree modules, not a customised kernel).
> In that case, am I right to assume that to compile a device module out
> of half-binary,half-source code base, what i need is just a
> kernel-devel*.rpm, and not kernel*.src.rpm as I am doing right now?
That would depend on the module (some require copies of the kernel
source code and not just the headers). Why not try it and see?
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