How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm - Questions

This is a discussion on How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm - Questions ; Hi, I just downloaded "kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" from RedHat ftp site. And I run "rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" and I got stocked. Anyone know how to upgrade my RedHat 7.2 kernel to 2.4.9-45 with kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm? Thanks in advance. Wesly Chen yuwchen @ hotmail ...

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  1. How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm

    Hi,

    I just downloaded "kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" from RedHat ftp site.
    And I run "rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" and I got stocked.

    Anyone know how to upgrade my RedHat 7.2 kernel to 2.4.9-45 with
    kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm? Thanks in advance.

    Wesly Chen
    yuwchen @ hotmail . com

  2. Re: How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm

    Wesly Chen wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I just downloaded "kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" from RedHat ftp site.
    > And I run "rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" and I got stocked.
    >
    > Anyone know how to upgrade my RedHat 7.2 kernel to 2.4.9-45 with
    > kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm? Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Wesly Chen
    > yuwchen @ hotmail . com


    Couldn't you find an older kernel? This one saw the dinosaurs disappear
    --
    Who the **** is General Failure, and why is he reading my harddisk?


  3. Re: How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm

    yuwchen@hotmail.com (Wesly Chen) writes:

    ]Hi,

    ] I just downloaded "kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" from RedHat ftp site.
    ]And I run "rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" and I got stocked.

    Fine. That installed the source into /usr/src/RPM/SOURCES
    Probably not what you wanted.


    ] Anyone know how to upgrade my RedHat 7.2 kernel to 2.4.9-45 with
    ]kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm? Thanks in advance.

    Why don't you get the compiled rpm instead?
    Otherwise, try
    rpm --rebuild kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm
    and then
    rpm -ivh /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i386/kernel-2.4.9-45*

    On the other had, why in the world use such an old kernel?
    The 2.4 is up to 2.4.25 by now, with many bug fixes (some quite serious)

  4. Re: How to upgrade kernel with src.rpm

    "Wesly Chen" wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I just downloaded "kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" from RedHat ftp site.
    > And I run "rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm" and I got stocked.
    >
    > Anyone know how to upgrade my RedHat 7.2 kernel to 2.4.9-45 with
    > kernel-2.4.9-45.src.rpm? Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Wesly Chen
    > yuwchen @ hotmail . com


    See man rpm, specifically the --rebuild option.

    JW



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