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RE: Kernel Compiling



 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Alexander Dalloz
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:35 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Kernel Compiling
> 
> Am Mi, den 29.06.2005 schrieb Robby Tanner um 23:16:
> 
> > I've just started to get my feet wet by downloading kernel 
> sources and 
> > compiling my first kernel.
> > 
> > I'm using FC3-i386 and downloaded the latest SRPMS.
> > 
> > A few questions:
> > 
> > 1)  When I did a mkinitrd against the existing 
> > /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667,
> 
> That is the original FC3 kernel, old and vulnerable.

Should I upgrade to 2.6.something else then?
 
 
> > 4)  There was a load of .patch files in the SOURCES dir, 
> some from pre
> > 2.6.9 kernels.  Do I need to apply those in order before compiling?

> Yes, sure. Else they are just on your hard drive and do nothing.

Even though some of them are 2.6.7 or earlier?

 
> > 5)  What, if anything do I do with patch-2.6.9-final.bz2 and 
> > patch-2.6.9-final-bk2.bz2?
> 
> Misses the other patches.

I'm not sure what you mean by that?
 
> rpmbuild -bp --target=<arch> kernel-2.6.spec
> 
> http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc3/x86/
> 
> The release notes contain the instructions. Didn't you read them?

No, I didn't, but I will, thanks for the pointer. 
 
> These are SELinux messages, so called audit / avc messages.
> The CVS server is just not available for me. I guess you 
> missed SELinux patches with your route described in 5)
 
Not sure what that means either.

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Regards,
Rob


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