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clu 02-21-2003 03:18 AM

Slackware source code
I am running slackware7.0:
I am not using xwindows.
I have the source code for slackware on a cd. The source code is not tar'ed.
I can mount the cd and read its contents.
I think I am supposed to install it in /usr/src.
But, I cannot figure out how to get the source code from the cd to my hardrive efficiently. All i can think of is going through everything on the cd and transfering it one at a time to my hard drive, which seems ridiculous.
I would really appreciate any help!

Mik 02-21-2003 05:56 AM

You could tar the contents and then untar it in a different location. Or you could just do a 'cp -a * /usr/src/src_cd/'

clu 02-21-2003 06:17 AM

that was so helpful!!!
I had been reading documentation on the kernel and devices and they all talked about changing the source code and compiling it. I did not know if it was mandatory for the source code to be in a certain directory because other files would need to point to the source code, i.e.
in order for the kernel to compile it needs to find some specific file located in
and if it wasn't in there then you could'nt compile.

Thanks alot for your help

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