Re: Rebuild src.rpm kernel driver for non-running kernel

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On 3/31/06, Thorsten Leemhuis <[email protected]> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 30.03.2006, 23:25 -0600 schrieb Jonathan Berry:
>
> > I tried doing this with the nvidia driver for FC5T3 once with very
> > poor results.  I had to go hack into the spec file to change the way
> > it got the kernel version (it used some self-contained script to get
> > the kernel version (or versions)).  Not at all an ideal way to do it.
> > It would be really nice to just pass in a KVER=2.6.16-1.2069_FC4 or
> > something with the rpmbuild --rebuild command.
>
> rpmbuild --rebuild kmod-foo --define "kversion 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5" --define "kvariants """
>
> For example would rebuild for the UP kernel of 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 even if
> you are currently running 2.6.16-1.2054_FC5. This only works correctly
> with the latest kmod-SRPMS from livna.
>
> rpmbuild --rebuild kmod-foo --define "kversion 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5" --define "kvariants smp"
>
> Would build for 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp

That's some great info, Thorsten, thanks!  Do you know how this
behaves on x86_64 where there is only an "smp" kernel?  I think only
uname reports the kernel as smp, everything else (rpm, kernel images,
modules dirs, etc.) does not have smp since there is no UP.
I guess this will not work for FC4 srpms just yet.  Are there plans to
implement this feature for FC4 srpms?

> Sorry, this in not documented anywhere yet. We are simply to less folks
> in livna atm and still have a lot to do to make everything work
> perfectly. We really could need more help from the community.

I'd volunteer to help if I had the time.  Maybe I'll have a little
more time here in a couple of months.  Although, I do live in the USA.
 Not sure if that would be an issue or not.

Jonathan


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