[CentOS] kernel sourcecode ?
jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 17:29:51 UTC 2005
On 10/19/05, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 16:26 +0100, Mário Gamito wrote:
> > Hi,
> > No, that's not that. You're mistaken.
> > Until 4.1, there was a kernel-sourcecode-2.6.9 RPM.
> > Now in there isn't.
> > So, again, where is the kernel's sourcecode ?
> > Warm Regards,
> > Mário Gamito
> The Kernel sourcecode is not like kernel-source. It is a noarch rpm
> that does not get arch specific patches added to the source, making it
> relatively worthless as a package for building kernels.
> Because of that, and because it is not down by either fedora or the
> upstream provider, we are also no longer producing a kernel-sourcecode
> If one needs a full kernel tree, they can download the kernel SRPM from
> Then install the source with the command:
> rpm -i kernel-xxxx.src.rpm
> Then go to the SPECS directory (Usually /usr/src/redhat/SPECS) and get
> a full kernel tree with the command:
> rpmbuild -bp --target i686 kernel-2.6.spec
> (substitute your target arch)
> Then go to the BUILD directory and you will have a real (and patched)
> cd ../BUILD
I'd follow that up with this how-to for proper kernel rebuilds on rpm
based distros so that rpm knows about your new kernel. It's not
directly for centos, but the ideas and basics are the same.
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