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bharatlalgupta 01-04-2010 11:57 PM

how to update a kernel with tar ball package
 
hello friends
HAPPY NEW YEAR
i'm using redhat...
i'm using kernel-2.6.18-8 now i want to update my kernel with 2.6.32-2 version i install it from net, then un bzip and extract but how to install it ..
on more question what is a meaning of stable version...
and how to patch a kernel
plz help me

acid_kewpie 01-05-2010 12:18 AM

From the questions that you're asking I would *VERY* strongly suggest you do NOT do this, and instead just install the newer official kernel updates from redhat in RPM format. If you do not have an RHN subscription then you can just use the centos RPM's instead via their yum repositories.

bharatlalgupta 01-05-2010 12:26 AM

why disto make these tar ball
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 3814419)
From the questions that you're asking I would *VERY* strongly suggest you do NOT do this, and instead just install the newer official kernel updates from redhat in RPM format. If you do not have an RHN subscription then you can just use the centos RPM's instead via their yum repositories.

hello friend
thanx for support
if this is not extandable or we not use this as a patch so why open source realese its tar ball kernel packages....
i more question
if i using 2.6.18-8 now i wish update only with 2.6.18-53 so is that possible to patch a kernel this in running mode..
plz confirm this also

DrLove73 01-05-2010 04:14 AM

RHEL/CentOS's strongest side is stability. That is achieved with known, not changing kernel, so bug's are prevented of making problems.

If you update your RHEL to 5.4, you will be able to run 2.6.18-164.9.1.el5 that is much closer to latest kernel (2.6.3x-x) then to original 2.6.18 kernel.

To have proper RHEL/CentOS you MUST NOT change packages, especially kernel and glibc, other then from RHEL/CentOS repositories.


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