[CentOS-docs] Suggestions on "I Need the Kernel Source" Wiki pages

Antti J. Huhtala ahuhtal4 at welho.com
Tue Jul 15 12:26:47 UTC 2008

ti, 2008-07-15 kello 10:01 +0100, Alan Bartlett kirjoitti:
> On 14/07/2008, Antti J. Huhtala <ahuhtal4 at welho.com> wrote:
>         Looks like "Custom Kernel" HowTo survived "the
>         idiot test" by me. One question though: when installing the
>         rpms as the
>         last step (rpm -ivh kernel-*.rpm), I get "error: can't create
>         transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/_db.000". That means I should
>         do it as
>         root, doesn't it? Perhaps the HowTo could mention this even if
>         it might
>         be reasonably obvious that only root can install kernels...
> Done. :-D.
> The relevant line now reads: "Make sure that you install those rpm
> files (as root) using either rpm -ivh kernel-*.rpm or yum localinstall
> kernel-*."
Just the kind of addition I had in mind. Thank you, Alan.
> Thank you for your careful attention to details, Antti.

> Alan.
You're welcome. Success in this has built up my courage to try compiling
other kernel versions, as well. That may generate other comments but
I'll let you know then.



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