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Old 07-15-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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kernel devel package


halo..may i know what is the kernel devel package function ??

i am currently using fedora core 4, 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 i386. Can i download the kernel devel package of others iX86 ?? like i686 ? because i cannot find any i386 for kernel devel.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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The function of the kernel-devel package on Fedora is to provide the headers needed to compile modules for the kernel. If you do not need to compile a kernel module, you do not need this package.

Your choices are i586 (Pentium compatible processors) and i686 (Pentium-II and later processor compatibility).
 
Old 07-16-2006, 02:40 AM   #3
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halo..is it you mean i just have to install the same kernel version for the kernel devel, and just ignore the iX86 ???
 
Old 07-16-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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You don't ignore it, you get a matching one. If you get the i586 kernel, you get the i586 kernel-devel. If you get the i686 kernel, you get the i686 kernel-devel. This will be done automatically for you if you use yum:

yum -y update kernel kernel-devel

or just

yum -y update
 
Old 07-16-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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if i type "yum install kernel-devel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4" , is it will auto install both i586 and i686 ???
 
Old 07-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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Yum will install the appropriate architecture for your machine, as reported by:

uname -m
 
Old 09-13-2010, 09:16 PM   #7
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So kernel-devel is ONLY for recompiling kernel modules like 'make modules'.

What are kernel-headers for? These are need to recompile the actual kernel?

What about kernel-devel and kernel-src? What's the difference? What's needed for what?
 
  


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