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Old 12-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Where to find instrcutions for configuring kernel .spec files??


Can anyone point me to a website that details how to deal with kernel-2.6.blah.spec files. I am trying to upgrade my kernel via kernel source. I am really overwhelmed when I open it up in vi. I have no idea what to do, and google, ask.com, and yahoo do not seem to deliver. Please help!
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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Do you want to configure the kernel?
If yes, just install the kernel and then go to /usr/src/kernel-"version" and type as "root" make xconfig or make menuconfig.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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Check out this thread....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ad.php?t=91503

It deals with your distro
 
Old 12-07-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Actually those instructions are for kernels pre 2.6x. Many things have changed since the 2.4 kernel releases. And furthermore I am trying to upgrade kernel from source. I need instructions that tell me how to edit (as in my case) the kernel-2.6.spec file. When I do:

rpmbuild -bp --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec

I get a few failed dependencies. I know that there is something in the spec file that I need to change.

All I am looking for is a detailed step by step look at the kernel-2.6.spec file, and how to configure it. This file is huge and is ver overwhelming to look at when your are a newb (like I am).
 
Old 12-07-2005, 03:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by iansoundz
Actually those instructions are for kernels pre 2.6x. Many things have changed since the 2.4 kernel releases. And furthermore I am trying to upgrade kernel from source. I need instructions that tell me how to edit (as in my case) the kernel-2.6.spec file. When I do:

rpmbuild -bp --target=i686 kernel-2.6.spec

I get a few failed dependencies. I know that there is something in the spec file that I need to change.

All I am looking for is a detailed step by step look at the kernel-2.6.spec file, and how to configure it. This file is huge and is ver overwhelming to look at when your are a newb (like I am).

Just got a mail from a mate with this url:

http://umlbuilder.sourceforge.net/umlcustom.shtml

You probably allready been there...it's just my

Good luck cracking it
 
  


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