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Old 07-21-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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Why does my kernel download say its a patch?


Is there a way to patch the kernel from 2.6.10 to 2.6.12.3? I downloaded the most stable current and its filename is Patch2.6.12.3. I downloaded it from kernel.org.
Why is the name patch, because it is? and if so does that mean I can just plug it in somehow without recompiling the whole kernel?
THANKS.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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If you want the full version click on the link to the ftp site or the http site. Then follow the folders and you come here for ftp and you can choose the full source:
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:11 PM   #3
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I need whatever is easiest to install, Would the patch be easier to install? I have done one kernel compile and it was nerver racking and dont want to go through that again.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:14 PM   #4
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Compiling your own Kernel is not going to be easy. But the simplest would probably be just to get the full sources.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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The patch requires you have the complete source of the previous stable kernel, so it's not going to help you. You need the full sources.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 09:19 PM   #6
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So basically I have to, or the easiest way would be to download the full new kernel source and compile it?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:22 PM   #7
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Also, the way I understand it, if you want to upgrade from one version to another that doesn't immediately follow, you have to apply every patch in between, so 2.6.10.1, 2.6.10.2, 2.6.10.3, etc. (I don't know how many are actually in between).
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:24 PM   #8
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Nothing is ever that simple - but yes, that's basically what's required.
Go find one of the guides to compiling a kernel - there are plenty on LQ, and plenty more than that on the general net.
Just had a look, there's (at least) one on the Wiki. Looks a bit specific to RH/Fedora, but most of it should be generally useful.

Edit: this post was in reply to M$ISBS - get the full source, and the patch sets are not a consideration.

Last edited by syg00; 07-21-2005 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 01:00 AM   #9
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Nothing is ever that simple - but yes, that's basically what's required.
Go find one of the guides to compiling a kernel - there are plenty on LQ, and plenty more than that on the general net.
Just had a look, there's (at least) one on the Wiki. Looks a bit specific to RH/Fedora, but most of it should be generally useful.

Edit: this post was in reply to M$ISBS - get the full source, and the patch sets are not a consideration.
Cool, Thanks.

Last edited by M$ISBS; 07-28-2005 at 09:09 PM.
 
  


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