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Re: Compile new kernel with same configuration

 El 19/08/2010 13:38, Kevin Krieser escribió:
On Aug 19, 2010, at 1:58 AM, Francisco J. Márquez Gómez wrote:

Thank you very much.

Then, if I want keep same kernel that I'm running now, I need:

cp /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18.tar.bz2 /root
cd /root
tar -xvf  linux-2.6.18.tar.bz2
cd linux-2.6.18

*[apply all redhat patches from /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES]*

[make my modifications]

cp /boot/config-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 ./config

[compile the kernel]

Is it right?


El 18/08/2010 14:51, Romeo Theriault escribió:
I have found this ftp:

but when I install the .src.rpm package I found many .patch files, not the
source code "as it".

It sounds like you're looking in the right place to get the kernel source.
It gets installed in /usr/src/redhat/.  If you type:

ls /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES | grep -v patch

you'll see that there is a linux-2.6.xx.tar.bz2 kernel. All those patches
are simply the redhat changes to the vanilla kernel. The rpmbuild process
will take care of all that for you.

This is too much work.  Change to the /usr/src/redhat/SPECS directory and do a rpmbuild -bp kernel-2.6.spec (I'm not at work now, so I may be mispelling the name).  This will extract the source and apply patches under the BUILD directory.  You should be able to find a linux-2.6.18.i686 directory there that you can tar up, modify, and compile anyplace else.  I do this at work since we need to apply some patches to support some different platforms (like touchscreens, PCMCIA issues, etc).  The -bp does the "prep" stage, which extracts source and applies patches.

Thank you very much Kevin, your advice worked fine for me!


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