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Old 03-29-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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linux kernel source location


OK, I'm a noob and I feel like I am missing something very obvious, but anyway....

I am playing with SLES 8 at work and I'm trying to install our Cisco VPN client. Going through install it states that I must have the kernel headers for the version of the kernel I am running (which is 2.4.21-273-default). It lists some normal default locations for this in various distros, all in /usr/src, and prompts to type in the "directory containing linux kernel source code.". But I can't find anything about the kernel anywhere in /usr. The only thing in /usr/src is packages directory. I saw somewhere from googling that someone YASTed kernel-headers for their kernel, but I don't have anything like that in my YAST.

Where else can I look or what else should I do? Will I need to recompile the kernel or something? Any help or pointers to resources are appreciated.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:13 PM   #2
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it's /usr/src/linux , if it's not there than it's not installed

use yast and search for 'kernel'

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Old 03-30-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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ok, well definitely not there.

I had already done a yast search but didn't see anything that had header in it. I do see a kernel source, but it is not for the kernel that is installed.

From YAST:
k_deflt -- Avail: 2.4.19-120 -- Installed: 2.4.21-273
kernel-source -- Avail 2.4.19-SuSE-82

So, should I install the .19 kernel and its source? Or is this going backwards? Will that give me the headers I need?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 09:30 AM   #4
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I expect if you install that kernel-source package, it will be updated to the same version as your kernel when you next run yast-online-update (YOU). The kernel has likely already been updated with patches.

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PS. The kernel source package contains the headers
 
Old 03-30-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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You have two options:

1. install the (old) kernel-source package and run online update afterwards

2. download the 'new' kernel-source package form the SUSE mirror ('update' directory) and install this one.

You need to have matching versions! The commands 'uname -r' and 'rpm -q kernel-source' must give you identical versions.

EDIT: too late, slow typing
 
Old 03-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #6
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Woot! Thanks to all. I installed the old source (I had it on the disc) and then did a YOU and it brought it all up to date for me.

I think I am beginning to understand the whole yast/you thing now.

Much appreciated.
 
  


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