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Old 03-22-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
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Kernel SRC RPM

I'd like to upgrade my kernel (mandrake 10.1) to I have found an appropriate .src.rpm (kernel- Unfortunately, I don't normally use .src.rpms.

What I want to know is: Is it possible to install both the kernel and the kernel source from this rpm? I.E. as if I had kernel- and kernel-source-

Old 03-22-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
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No, it will create the kernel binary. The kernel-source.src.rpm will create both. But, that isn't what you got.
Old 03-22-2005, 05:48 AM   #3
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Why don't you install the new kernel by compiling it? You can download it from

after unzipping it, you have to move to the created directory where you have unzipped and there you should do:

make oldconfig    <-- It will configure your new kernel with your currently kernel configuration
make                   <-- It will compile your kernel
make modules     <-- It will compile everything of your kernel that is installed as module
make modules_install
But then, you will have just your new kernel installed. To boot your new kernel, you have to edit your lilo or grub depending of which are you using. And also you may need to make a mkinitrd

Good Luck


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