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Old 06-30-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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kernel source in rpm format?

Not having a folder in /usr/src and needing one to follow instructions per another installtions instructions, is the breakdown.

I'm using the kernel from, the 8kstacks, 2.6.6-1.427.8kstacks to be exact. So I went to download the src file as well, and it is in an format from here:

I then unzipped using file roller, whhich then gave em the rpm file. I then proceeded to the command:

rpm -Uvh kerenl.....

The issue is that when I head to usr/src/ there is still no folder containing the current running kernels "goods". What have I done wrong?

Running rpm -e kernel....leads to a XXXX package is not installed, so appraently it's not a "real" rpm.

Thanks In Advance.,.
Old 06-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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try with

rpm -ivh
Old 06-30-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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As I recall a .src.rpm is meant to compile the kernel on the go, as in not too much user interaction, just run the rpm with --rebuild option, and it starts compiling. In my case (MDK, RH, Fedora&co), I have an rpm kernel-source-2.6.7-2mdk.rpm. Notice it's not .src.rpm... After an install, it creates all the needed files in /usr/src (like the linux symlink to linux-kernel_ver), plus executes some post-install scriptlets.

Basically, U need to get the, unzip it and rpm -ivh kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.427.8kstacks.noarch.rpm

This should do it.
Old 06-30-2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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Worked Dandy, TY


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