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Old 09-06-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
shamju
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how to install kernel source


I'm not able to install kernel source.
Should I install kernel-devel package also?
Please help.

The following shows the commands used:

# rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.src.rpm
warning: kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA
signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
1:kernel
########################################### [100%]

# rpmbuild -bp --target=(uname -m)
/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.15


# rpm -q kernel-source
package kernel-source is not installed


# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

Thanks
Shamju Joseph
 
Old 09-06-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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do a
yum install kernel-devel
 
Old 09-06-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
# rpmbuild -bp --target=(uname -m)
/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.15
Nope, it is spelled out in the release notes;

cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -bp --target $(uname -m) kernel-2.6.spec

Quote:
# rpm -q kernel-source
package kernel-source is not installed
This is normal and expected, source rpm files are not really installed in the same manner as a binary rpm packages.

Quote:
# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
Yep, see above. The release notes section for this;

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/releas...ISO/#sn-Kernel
 
Old 09-06-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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Thank you for the reply.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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Hi, i'm quite new with linux...

i just installed an upgraded kernel for fc5, using
yum install kernel-devel
and yum install kernel

when i use this command: rpm -q kernel i get kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 but when i use this command

uname -r i still get 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp
. how do i rectify this
 
Old 09-13-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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you'd want to boot into the other kernel and try the uname -a command.
you have installed it, but on a reboot you should choose the newer kernel.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 12:15 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot.

there is also another error i'm encountering while running a make install for libpri
it says: #...then restorecon -v /usr/lib/libpri.so.1.0; fi
/bin/sh: restorecon: command not found

how do i solve that
 
Old 09-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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are you installing this with root priv?
if not do that and it should work.
or trying using
yum install libpri

Last edited by w3bd3vil; 09-13-2006 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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yes i am; i use #su
and then typed the password; but i'm still having same error
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:20 PM   #10
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hi there,
im having problems with fresh install of fc5...
have to install somehow rt2500 (wireless card) to get access to the internet and thats a bit of a pain...
im sure that card works fine with ndiswrapper or even native drivers but i cant install any cos after "make" command im getting error that kernel sources are not found in place where system points to it. i've installed somehow (from rpm) kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.i686.rpm wich i've downloaded via windoze but im stuck...

how to point to proper sources (and where are thay by defalut-coz it seems like i cant find em) during compilation, or make a ln to it or anything..

pls dont make me sit on this os..
gotta get this card working - than it should be smooth.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #11
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If you are working off of a package-based distro, like Red Hat, then kernel source (and kernel development tools) are not strictly necessary, since you are not building the kernel from source. The kernel that is provided in your distro might not exactly match the supplied source-code (and configuration options, etc...) anyway.

By choosing to use a "stock" distro, you're relying upon the good folks at Red Hat to supply you with what you need. Which they do a good job of...
 
Old 10-03-2006, 08:09 AM   #12
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thx for reply but i cant execute "make" command to build rt2500 drivers or at least ndiswrapper to get my wifi working, becouse kernel sources are in some other place than program think they are...
when im trying to intall again kernel-devel pkg form rpm it says that its already installed.
 
  


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