[CentOS] Re: newbie kernel question

Sun Apr 2 01:00:03 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 18:52 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/os/SRPMS/
> 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 :)
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/docs/html/release-notes/as-x86/
> 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
> default.
> 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.

Also for all old kernels they are in the SRPMS directories in:


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