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Old 12-08-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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How to patch SuSE 9 kernel source?

I'm a Linux newbie. I have SuSE 9 installed and found patch on SuSE's website kernel-source-2.4.21-144.src.rpm.
<This stupid forum doesn't allow first post to include http link>

I also found this instructions to patch SuSE 9 2.4.21-99 kernel source to -144. I'm trying to recompile 144 kernel myself.
www <dot> suse <dot> de / ~agruen / kernel-doc


$ tar xvfz linux-2.4.21.tar.gz
$ for p in $(./guards $(./arch-symbols) < series.conf) ; do
patch -d linux-2.4.21 -p1 < $p || break

My question is, how do I issue this "$ for p in..." command? When I type them out in bash prompt, it always says:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token 'patch'.

What do I do wrong here? Please help.
Old 12-11-2003, 01:10 AM   #2
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Don't you just download the -144 kernel and the kernel source.. install them both with yast...

Then cd /usr/src/linux and compile whatever you want, cause it'll be 144 in your /usr/src directory


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