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Old 05-03-2004, 07:31 PM   #1
rexol
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Exclamation /usr/src/ what was supposed to be in it?


I did something incredibly smart when i was trying to recompile my fedora kernel. First i tried using the 2.6test1 rpm but it didn't work out for me.
Then i tried the 2.6.4 rpm where i got further but i got stuck cause it wouldn't let me make xconfig...anyways it was gettin kinda messy in there. For reasons unknown I decided to delete all the stuff in there so...i guess my question is was what is supposed to be in there by default and how or where can i get it back? My fedora seems to be running fine still but when i try to tar any of the 2.6 rpms it won't let me and gives me this

[root@localhost src]# tar xjvf linux-2.6.4-.tar.bz2
tar (child): linux-2.6.4-.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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there should be the linux kernel sources for development purposes (if the distro is well put together (in other words the makers didn't do anything stupid) then you can remove this directory without a problem , and still be able to use the machine...... however if the distro don't do like it should, then there will be sym-links from /include to the kernel sources (something that is highly NOT recommended))

to see if you actually need the kernel sources type

ls -l /include/asm

if its a sym-link it should point to the kernel sources, in that case you'll have to get the sources for the kernel you are currently running, a reinstall maybe?... but its not necessary unless you will be compiling from source codes)
 
  


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