[Novalug] Kernel Compiles
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Apr 12 16:55:28 EDT 2010
Red Hat has not provided a kernel-source / kernel-src package for
a long time. One has to go back to Fedora Core 1 (2.4) and early
Fedora Core 2 (2.6) releases to find such.
I documented some of that here in this very legacy blog entry way back
in 2005 (for the CentOS list no less), which includes a lot of history:
"Kernel 2.6 on Fedora-based Systems"
And a quick entry more recently on just building/compiling/prepping
"A full Red Hat kernel source tree with makefiles, symbols, built objects, etc ..."
I've been meaning to write a more in-depth entry on current releases,
but the CentOS article isn't half-bad.
----- Original Message ----
From: Maxwell Spangler <maxlists at maxwellspangler.com>
You are probably right. It was this page that I used as my guide that
suggests a fairly different approach than the long ago days of simpler
I completed my kernel rebuild the other night but I was surprised by:
* Difficulty in finding kernel source; yum -y install kernel-source
didn't work and I had to go looking for it.
* Compiling as a normal user (not root) was something I'd never seen
* Editing spec files was never necessary in the past
* Building an rpm as the output in order to rpm -ivh the new kernel was
a new, but intelligent approach compared to building vmlinuz and simply
copying the new vmlinuz into /boot
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