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Old 11-23-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
shankariyer
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Kernel source installation.


Hello,

I've 2.4.20-20.9 in good working condition. But since I installed this using
the 'downloadable' version, it didn't install the 'source', in /usr/src/redhat.

I do've the rpm for the source kernel-2.4.20-20.9.src.rpm

How can I unpack this rpm to just copy all necessary files( to compile
several other programs( VPN related ) ) and I don't want a kernel
installation
again.

Thanks.
Kramer.
"serenity now, insanity later"

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Old 11-24-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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Hi.

Just install kernel-2.4.20-20.9.src.rpm - your kernel won't be reinstalled, it only unpacks the kernel sources into /usr/src/redhat.

Dave.

P.S. I would link the folder that contains the source when you've installed it to /usr/src/linux - that's where standard installers look for the kernel sources. YMMV.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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Howzit

To install type cmd rpmbuild --rebuild and this will build into /usr/src/redhat, if u wanted to install as rpm then u need to download the version that says kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm. U will install this in the following manner rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpmand this will build into /usr/src/redhat as well.

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Old 11-30-2003, 06:40 PM   #4
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i386 or i686

I'm not clear on this...


[root@localhost Java]# uname -mpi
i686 i686 i386


How can my machine be of i686 and hardware-platform be i386 ??

Which kernel-source should I download/install ?

Thanks,
Kramer.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 10:40 AM   #5
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Hi again.

All AMD Athlon, K6s, Intel 386s, 486s, Pentiums, Via C3s etc. are all 386 class processors (any PC, really). That means that any RPMs, source etc for i386 should run on any of these chips. Pentium 2s, Athlons, Durons are all i686 class chips, so these can run code for i386, i484, i586 and i686. The advantage in using i686 binary RPMs is that they have been optimised for 686 class machines like P2s and Athlons (but won't run on earlier machines).

This doesn't matter for the kernel-source, because it (usually) isn't specific to any one class of machine (the optimisation is done at compile time).

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