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Old 09-02-2003, 02:05 PM   #1
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Question Kernel 2.4.20-20.9 Source Installation


I just saw the recent update on Red Hat RHBA-2003:263 and downloaded the Kernel files to solve some USB minor problems I was experiencing.

I have a Conexant HSF modem so I have to compile the driver modules to work with the new kernel as well.

I ran the rpm -Uvh Kernel....src.rpm comand to install such source files to be able to do the compilation and it seems to complete successfully (kernel ======= 100%), but when I try to do such compilation I receive a message saying that the source files were not found.

When I look at the /usr/src/ directory I found only my previous kernel source 2.4.20-8 source directory. I looked for the files in the whole drive but found no signs of the 2.4.20-20.9 source files.

Any help will be pretty much appreciated.


Old 09-02-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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Always install anything kernel related with '-ivh'

If '-Uvh' is used you are basically applying these pathces to your current running kernel and kernel source.

Which will leave your nothing to fall back on if the kernel fails.

'-ivh' will create a new instance of the kernel and source.

Old 09-02-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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you need the kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
not the kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i386.src.rpm

big difference
Old 09-03-2003, 12:57 PM   #4
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Cool What is the difference...

Could you please tell me what the difference is between kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm and the kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i386.src.rpm files?



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