[CentOS-devel] kernel-sourcecode RPM?

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Tue Nov 22 10:48:02 UTC 2005

Charlie Brady wrote:
>> The kernel-sourcecode package has been changed by RH so as to be
>> absolutely worthless :)
>> rpmbuild -bp --target i686 kernel-2.6.spec
>> (or i586, x86_64, etc.)
> [Arch shouldn't matter for -bp, as %prep is architecture agnostic.]

Have you actually tried this out before ?

try this :
rpmbuild -bp --target i686 kernel-2.6.spec
mv ../BUILD/kernel-2.6.9 ../BUILD/kernel-2.6.9.i686

rpmbuild -bp --target x86_64 kernel-2.6.spec

cd ../BUILD
diff -uNr kernel-2.6.9.i686 kernel-2.6.9 | wc -l

Can we, therefore, safely assume that source setup after a '-bp' is not 
that arch independent really?

> Is the kernel-sourcecode RPM you built anywhere that I can get it?

There is no kernel-sourcecode built by the CentOS buildsystem by default 
( anymore ).

If you really need it - go grab the .src.rpm and rebuild to suite your 
role / application requirement.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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