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Old 03-12-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
paulr1984
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removing kernel source


Hi! I'm using fedora core 3 and am quite new to it. I've installed the kernel source using an rpm. How do I uninstall it? I don't think rpm -e kernel is correct. Installing the kernel created files in the specs, source, ... of the /usr/src directory. Do I simply erase those files? Are there any other files which I have to remove?

I'm removing the kernel source because I'm downloading the source of the latest stable kernel, 2.6.11.2 which is in bz2 format. I cannot find any rpms for this.

Just to make sure, do I simply unzip the kernel source into the /usr/src/redhat/build directory? I'm assuming this because when I installed the previous one which was in rpm, it installed the source code in the build directory.

Pardon me, I'm a confused newbie. I'm installing the latest kernel to make my smartlink modem to work. I'll give you the details to this once I successfully install the latest kernel. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:25 PM   #2
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rpm -e kernel-source

you can also find out exactly what kernel source you have by doing rpm -q kernel-source. Issue these commands as root. You dont simply unzip it. Read the INSTALL instructions that come with the source package.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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doing 'rpm -q kernel-source' tells me that the package kernel-source is not installed. Same message is given with -e. Any other ideas?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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so u didnt install it with rpm. For example,
user@linux:~> rpm -q kernel-source
kernel-source-2.6.8-24
this is my output. You can delete the folder in /usr/src if u want although I dont think its required, you can simply install the source files for the new kernel and it should install in a separate folder. One piece of advise, dont upgrade the kernel if the one you have is running fine. Upgrade it when it becomes available from your distribution-- use YUM to upgrade packages.

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