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Old 05-23-2006, 03:56 AM   #1
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kernel source code


hi friends...
Can anyone please tell me where is the red hat 2.6 kernel source code placed in our system.
Thank u..
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:01 AM   #2
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Red Hat 2.6? Wow - that's an old-old version...

OK - you mean: kernel version 2.6.xy right?
Red hat keeps all the kernel stuff in /usr/src/kernel/<kernel version>

Recent RedHat's do not ship with kernel source. You must install it seperately.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:02 AM   #3
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if you choose to install it, its in /usr/src/linux
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:12 AM   #4
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Argh! My bad ... yeah: /usr/src/linux/<kernel version>
(scrmm-mf skrggle f'qrumpf!) <thump!> OW! (Keyboards are hard and knobbly...)
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:24 AM   #5
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no you were correct


/usr/src/linux is just a link to /usr/src/linux-<kernel version number>... well it should be!
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:35 AM   #6
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no you were correct
Well... I'm not gonna argue with you cheers.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:55 AM   #7
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dont fight people...
its okk...
if the source code is not present there, from where do i need to install it separately..??
 
Old 05-23-2006, 04:57 AM   #8
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just install the rpm from disk

its called kernel-source-2.blah.blah

rpm -Uvh <package name> as root.


p.s. we werent fighting...pffft
 
Old 05-23-2006, 07:37 AM   #9
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if the source code is not present there, from where do i need to install it separately
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just install the rpm from disk
Do we know Ash's distro yet?

If this is RedHat 9 or less, then the kernel source is on one of those install CDs (unless you got the "publishers edition") Otherwise you have to go hunt for it. (Easier to install a vanilla kernel and its source. Though you may get lucky with the fedora legacy project.)

If this is RHEL, then the sources will be available via uptodate from the redhat servers.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 01:25 PM   #10
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imho i believe that vanilla kernels are better, but thats just my view.no reason for that really.


so just download it from one of ftp.kernel.org's mirrors and go from there.

--mirrors--
ftp.up.ac.za/mirrors/ftp.kernel.org


try not to use ftp.kernel.org as they prefer you to use a mirror!
 
Old 05-23-2006, 05:47 PM   #11
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Actually - just had a good post from nOObified in this thread here which explains where to find rpms and stuff for RH9.

I always ran RH9 under a vanilla kernel myself - though I usually advise newbies to get a distro kernel if they can. At least keep the one that the distro came with: you know that one works.

The trick is getting everything you need compiled in. However, the tools have got so much more useable since the old 2.4.20-9 ... the main advantage is that only what you need is in there and it is compiled exactly for your system. (The main disadvantage is that it is you doing the compiling.) It's worth doing at least once for the object lesson, even if you don't use the kernel.

With RH9, you'd be lucky to get precompiled (recent) kernels.
 
  


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