[CentOS] Re: newbie kernel question

Sun Apr 2 00:52:40 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 16:58 -0500, Steven wrote:
> I found a copy of the kernel source at http://mirror.phy.olemiss.edu/mirror/scientific/4x/x86_64/apt/SRPMS.updates/
> -- 
OK ... this is really simple

The kernel source RPM for every kernel is in the SRPMS directory ... as
is every source RPM for everything we release.


Or substitute "updates" for "os" when a kernel update comes out.

Now for people who say the procedure is hidden ... did you look at the
release notes :)


Search the page for "kernel source"

Now, if you are compiling your own kernel in RHEL, they do not support
you any more.  This distro is a clone of that.  If you want to compile
your own kernel, that is your option ... however, it should not normally
be done.

RH does not support reiserfs ... they say it is not stable enough.  You
can agree or disagree, however if you think reiserfs is a must, then
CentOS is probably not the distribution you should use.  There are many
distros out there (SuSE is one) where they use reiserfs as their

I would like everyone in the world to use CentOS ... but if you do, you
should conform to what the distro is suited for and what it does.  If
you want SuSE or Gentoo or Debian or Ubuntu ... it is much easier to
just use those than to try and make CentOS be those ... that is, of
course, just my opinion.
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