[CentOS] Custom kernel RPM/SRPM
Luis Alejandro Cazzola
cazzola_luis at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Nov 17 12:44:54 UTC 2005
can you explain more in details the methos to do the sourcecode to then
compiling a custom kernel.
i get the kernel-188.8.131.52xxx.src.rpm from centos mirrors,
then edit spec (1 to build)
then rpmbuild -ba --target=i686 /path/to/spec ( i want to know whay i have
to do this if the only thing that i want its the source kernel)
OK, at this time my pc was compiling 10 hours ( i dont know what are
compiling and what for ?, i dont need any binary i need the kernel sources)
10 hours later i had a lot of rpm, one sources, same devel, an other , so i
only want the sources so i did:
rpm -ivh kernel-sourcecodexxxx.rpm , succesfully, but i dont get a
"usr/src/linux-xxx" folder, why? , instead i get a folder in
/usr/src/kernels/ with the number of the kernels sources ok, so i open this
folder and did:
mrproper , at the end its say that dont have the rule "xx"
and if i do : make help, the list of rules broke at the rpm-pkg rule, and
say the same : no rule "xx"
what means that?
somebody knows? or somebody have an explain method to do an correct kernel
compilation from the x.src.rpm package , i would like that explain what for
are each command and argument.
i will wainting for some response.
lucho from argentina
----- Original Message -----
From: "Giovanni P. Tirloni" <gpt at tirloni.org>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:03 AM
Subject: [CentOS] Custom kernel RPM/SRPM
> I've built customs kernels from the SRPMs with the following:
> rpmbuild -bp --target=i686 /path/to/spec
> cd /usr/src
> ln -s /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-x.y.z/linux-x.y.z linux
> cd linux
> make oldconfig
> make menuconfig
> make all
> make modules
> make modules_install
> And it works just fine. The problem now is that I think installing that
> way isn't "cool": I wan to build my own custom kernel RPM/SRPM.
> I thought about doing a "rpmbuild -bp" and change the options. Then a
> "rpmbuild -bc --short-circuit" and a "rpmbuild -bi --short-circuit".
> What's the correct way of doing this?
> Thanks in advance,
> Giovanni P. Tirloni
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