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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Compilation - RPM Installation
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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Compilation - RPM Installation

i can confirm this.  it's been at least 2 years since i've tried
compiling a kernel using rpm sources provided by redhat, but it _never_
worked.  the compilation always errored out.

same goes for mandrake, suse and corel (rip).  it's my understanding
that they use the AC kernel branch, but i'm not really sure why that
would matter.  but they just don't compile.

the only distro the provides kernel sources that compiled for me is
debian (of course).

whenever i work on someone's computer, if the kernel needs to be
compiled, i just download a fresh copy from a kernel.org mirror rather
than using rpm supplied kernels.


On Wed 16 Jul 03,  9:19 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@myrealbox.com> said:
> It's not too clear what you are asking.  If you download and 
> install/upgrade a RedHat rpm-packaged kernel, the kernel installs and 
> automatically edits your boot loader (on Redhat systems anyway).  No 
> compilation is necessary.  Older kernels are not removed and remain as 
> boot options in your boot loader.
> You can also get an rpm of Redhat's kernel source, which is just a 
> super-hacked version of whatever kernel version it is.  This you can 
> further configure and compile yourself.  Due to the hacks, I have found 
> that many custom configurations do not work with their kernel source, 
> and you are better off using the mainstream kernel releases.
> Jonathan
> karthikeyan.balasubramanian wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >Just wondering 
> >
> >Is installing rpm version of kernel easiest way to go about this job?
> >
> >Anybody out there played with rpm version of kernel?
> >
> >I would like to try this cause I would find this one must more easier 
> >for newbie like making.  
> >
> >Instead of remembering 7 to 8 commands, copy files to /boot, linking
> >process grrr.
> >
> >PS : Anything which automates this whole process are welcome.
> >RPM is just one way I know about but would like to try based on
> >suggestions and recommendations.
> >
> >Have a great day.
> >
> >Karthikeyan B
> >
> >
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