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View Poll Results: Where do you compile your kernel?
Home 6 23.08%
/usr/src 18 69.23%
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:18 AM   #16
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I am a gentoo user, so I work on /usr/src/whatever-version/ directory. It is a part of the system upgrade, and I perform all the system maintenance and upgrade from a root terminal.
Old 12-30-2011, 08:34 AM   #17
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Having done several custom builds of both linux and FreeBSD i prefer to go the FreeBSD route and do my customizing with symbolic link ta a /root/kernels/kernel dirertory in /uar/src/sys/arch/conf .
Old 12-30-2011, 10:20 AM   #18
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I've always used /usr/src/linux linked to /usr/src/kernel-version I'm wanting to compile.
Old 12-30-2011, 05:15 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
Hopefully you have plenty of RAM.
I rarely need over 1gb for compiling, I don't compile many big packages, kernels don't need that much space. That said, sometimes I forget to clear some junk out of /tmp before compiling and I have run out of RAM, not fun when you have no swap either.
Old 12-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #20
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