[CentOS] kernel.org kernel in CentOS respin.

Tue Oct 5 11:36:40 UTC 2010
Steve Clark <sclark at netwolves.com>

On 10/05/2010 05:30 AM, John Doe wrote:
> From: Steve Clark<sclark at netwolves.com>
>> I found these wonderful instruction by Alan Bartlett (thanks Alan) for building
>> a kernel.org kernel
>> that would install on CentOS 5.5. Doing this and moving the resulting .rpm
>> to the target system and doing a rpm -ivh ... works great.
>> Now I am trying to use the same rpm as part of a CentOS respin and
>> the installation fails miserably leaving me with a unbootable system.
>> Using the rescue option I see the following in my install log.
>> Installing kernel-
>> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.24949: line 1: uname: command not found
>> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.24949: line 1: uname: command not found
>> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.24949: line 1: [: too many arguments
>> /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.24949: line 6: /sbin/new-kernel-pkg: No such file or directory
>> error: %post(kernel- scriptlet failed, exit status 127
>> Does someone have instructions for building a kernel.org kernel that
>> will install like the standard CentOS kernels?
> The error messages don't seem to be "kernel related errors"...
> the script needs uname but cannot find it...
> JD

I realize that uname is missing as well as /sbin/new-kernel-pkg. That is why
I was asking if someone has a "recipe" for building a kernel from 
"kernel.org" that
will install correctly from a respin.

Stephen Clark
Sr. Software Engineer III
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Email: steve.clark at netwolves.com