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I am considering a kernel upgrade as a learning exercise and have been researching LinuxQuestions using "urpmi kernel" searches and the like. If I am not mistaken, there are two possible ways to go with installing a kernel source. The usual way would be to compile the kernel using a multistep process at the console; this allows for custom editing of the install to perhaps include a special hardware driver or something like that, although customizing is not required.
A second way is to "urpmi" the kernel source and let urpmi install it for you; this way you get whatever built-in compatibilities are extant in the kernel version you are installing. What I am saying is that you may be one step short of an install.
If you used Mandrake Update from the GUI, I think it uses "urpmi --update" basically and you would maybe want to seek advice on a console command to actually install the source rpm. I entered the command "uprmi kernel-source" and got choices of which kernel to install . This list was apparently generated by files residing in /var/lib/urpmi/ directory (Mandrake 9.1) and which files are affected by Mandrake Update/ robertn
Last edited by robertn; 05-01-2004 at 12:33 PM.