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Old 07-18-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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explain differences in kernel

Hello Guys, for many this has to be a very easy one:
What is exactly the difference (and what would I need each for) between kernel-image, kernel-headers, kernel-source, kernel-kbuild, kernel-build (am I missing any other)
well thanks in advance
Old 07-18-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
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Well, basicly it is the following: kernel-image is what you need. It has the binary file you need to actually run your linux pc. kernel-headers are the headers that were produced during the kernel image compilation. you will need them if you install a 3rd party module, unless you compiled your kernel yourself. kernel source is the source code. kernel-kbuild is also for compiling 3rd party modules. Kernel-build i had never come across


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