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Old 10-11-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
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kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.603.noarch.rpm


help... I've downloaded the 2.6.8-1.603 kernel and src rpm's, but can't find the source code rpm. how do i recreate the /usr/src/liniux-2.6.8-1.603 directory that the source code rpm created? as i want to custom compile my kernel. did redhat do this so people stop compiling there own kernel?
can i create the directory /usr/src/liniux-2.6.8-1.603 and extract linux-2.6.8.tar.bz2 into it, create the config directory and copy the config files into it??? what about applying patches and how do you do that???

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Old 10-12-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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hi there

u can get he kenel source code and go working with it .u can have a look at he readme given alsong with the code

alos regarding kernel compiling,have a look at the "newbie guide to kernel compiling"by Dr OZZ in the linux general section

restrain urself from double posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-12-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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Hi,
i'm use to dl the sourcecode rpm from redhat and then compiling. i have also been downloading the src rpm, which seems to be the source code also but not as ready for use as the sourcecode rpm.
so the question still stands.
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:06 AM   #4
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hi there

u need top install that .src.rpm to work with it

rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.5....src.rpm

and it will create a directory in /usr/src/ of linux-2.6.8....

and u can go to that directory and compile ur kernel

and what do u mean by this""i have also been downloading the src rpm, which seems to be the source code also but not as ready for use as the sourcecode rpm"."

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Old 10-13-2004, 08:15 PM   #5
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i have in the past been downloading both sourcecode.rpm and the src.rpm from fedora and now the sourcecode.rpm has been removed and no longer available from the Fedora site. the question i got is the src.rpm a fully patched kernel (to the 2.6.8-1.603 level) or do i need to apply the patches in usr/src/redhat/sources directory?
i have extracted the linux-2.6.8.tar file into usr/src/linux-2.6.8-1.603 directory and in that i created a config directory and put the appropriate config files into it. now what?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
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hi there

now u need to follow steps on compiling a kernel

have a look here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=Dr+Ozz

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