I decided to try to learn some things about the kernel and go ahead and try patching that baddy so I could upgrade to the new 2.6.14 from the 2.6.13 which came installed on SuSE 10.0.
So I read around and found since it was one version, I could just patch it. So I got the patch-2.6.14.gz from www.kernel.org
and extracted the patch. I put it in the usr/src/linux folder(which is actually merely linked to usr/src/linux-2.6.13-15). So then I ran the patch and had a ton of little things like this:
Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]
Apply anyway? [n]
I had dozens of those and about 3 of these errors about line 90167 could not be found or something, and so I skipped that part too.
So then, I figured since SuSE's was probably slightly modifed those kind of warnings/errors were normal, and it was okay, I went to configure the kernel.
Garibaldi:/usr/src/linux # make xconfig
sed < scripts/kconfig/lkc_proto.h > scripts/kconfig/lkc_defs.h 's/P(\([^,]*\),.*/#define \1 (\*\1_p)/'
scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c:228:6: warning: "YYSTACK_USE_ALLOCA" is not defined
scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c:852:5: warning: "YYMAXDEPTH" is not defined
/usr/lib/qt3/bin/moc -i scripts/kconfig/qconf.h -o scripts/kconfig/qconf.moc
file net/netfilter/Kconfig already scanned?
make: *** [xconfig] Error 1
make: *** [xconfig] Error 2
So now, this is where I am at in my endaevor, I was hoping at least to be able to configure it so I could really start looking into compiling a new one and pesonalizing it for my system. Can anyone help figure out what I need to go to get there?