kernel-source-xxx.rpm vs kernel-xxx-src.rpm ? - Redhat

This is a discussion on kernel-source-xxx.rpm vs kernel-xxx-src.rpm ? - Redhat ; Hi, There are two different RPM packages that I know of which contain kernel source (RHEL AS2.1). --> kernel-source-2.4.9-e.34.i386.rpm --> kernel-2.4.9-e.34.src.rpm The first one unpacks the source into /usr/src/linux.2.4.9-e.35. The second one unpacks to the RPM directory structure, with a ...

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  1. kernel-source-xxx.rpm vs kernel-xxx-src.rpm ?

    Hi,

    There are two different RPM packages that I know of which contain kernel
    source (RHEL AS2.1).

    --> kernel-source-2.4.9-e.34.i386.rpm
    --> kernel-2.4.9-e.34.src.rpm

    The first one unpacks the source into /usr/src/linux.2.4.9-e.35. The second
    one unpacks to the RPM directory structure, with a whole bunch of patch
    files, and the source code contained in "linux-2.4.9.tar.bz2".

    What's the difference between these two?

    Thanks,
    Mark



  2. Re: kernel-source-xxx.rpm vs kernel-xxx-src.rpm ?

    In article , Mark wrote:
    >
    > There are two different RPM packages that I know of which contain kernel
    > source (RHEL AS2.1).
    >
    > --> kernel-source-2.4.9-e.34.i386.rpm
    > --> kernel-2.4.9-e.34.src.rpm
    >
    > The first one unpacks the source into /usr/src/linux.2.4.9-e.35. The second
    > one unpacks to the RPM directory structure, with a whole bunch of patch
    > files, and the source code contained in "linux-2.4.9.tar.bz2".
    >
    > What's the difference between these two?


    If you're wanting to recompile your kernel with different
    configuration options or source changes, use kernel-source.
    This question has been asked and answered many times. Those
    answers can be found at groups.google.com, advanced search,
    *linux* groups, relevant search terms.

    Good luck.

    Robert Riches
    spamtrap42@verizon.net
    (Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)

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