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Old 08-06-2002, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question Kernel upgrade question


im runing Slackware 8.0 wit kernel 2.2.19....and i would like to upgrade...

1)so my Questiion is i how to i unpakage a .gz file?(wats the command line?).


2)how can do i install

pslease no one respond if ur just going to direct me to LDP.com
ino about it and it help from time to time but not for this question

thanx in advance
CRK175

 
Old 08-06-2002, 01:03 PM   #2
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It depends ...
"gunzip" or "gzip -d" to unzip a gzip'd file,
unless it's a *.tar.gz file, then you can use "tar zxvf " which will unzip and untar your file,
unless it's a slackware package, in which case you probably want to do an "upgradepkg".

How to install the new kernel is really too complex to get in a quick e-mail reply, but here's a hint ...
Before you untar the new kernel sources into /usr/src/, move the /usr/src/linux directory to /usr/src/linux-2.2.19, then create a new directory /usr/src/linux-2.4.18 (or whatever) and then create a symlink called linux to the new directory. This will help you keep your kernel source directories straight, but still follow the expected kernel location rules. Finally, cd into the new source directory and read all the text files.

-Bob
 
Old 08-06-2002, 01:28 PM   #3
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ok will do but the new kernel come in .gz format not tar so just make sure wat command i use to unpakage?

so please get back too me...
 
Old 08-06-2002, 01:34 PM   #4
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Well, all the kernel source I have downloaded was either *.tar.gz or *.tar.bz2.

What is the full name of the kernel source file you are trying to uncompress?
(and where did you download it from? -- www.kernel.org, I hope)

-Bob
 
Old 08-06-2002, 01:38 PM   #5
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yeah from kernel.org

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