[CentOS-virt] What kernel source and how to download it
wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Fri Nov 27 10:58:10 UTC 2009
Mauro Gatti wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am running CentOS 5.3 under xen on a VPS machine (so I have a
> limited control on the machine)
> I am playing with openswan and KLIPS and I need to build the ipsec.ko
> kernel module.
> I would need to download kernel source but I am really confused about
> what source I have to get.
> uname -r tells:
Just for the record, that is the kernel from Centos 5.4/ updates ( and
it is a good thing that you use it)
> ls /lib/modules tells:
> ls /lib/modules
> 2.6.18-128.7.1.el5xen 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
> I have no sources in /usr/src/kernels
> Is there a source code named "2.6.18-128.7.1.el5xen" which I can
> download or should I install kernel-devel source using yum?
the package is called kernel-xen-devel (to be in sync with kernel-xen
which you are using)
> If I used yum I would download 22.214.171.124...
You would not. There is no 2.6.30 in the Centos repositories
> yum info kernel-devel
> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> Available Packages
> Name : kernel-devel
> Arch : i686
> Version : 2.6.18
> Release : 164.6.1.el5
> Size : 5.2 M
> Repo : updates
> Summary : Development package for building kernel modules to match
> the kernel.
> URL : http://www.kernel.org/
> License : GPLv2
> Description: This package provides kernel headers and makefiles
> sufficient to build modules
> : against the kernel package.
> and kernel.org has only source code from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52
you should not look at the stock kernels when using centos.
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