Re: Can't install kernel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.src.rpm

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Hello Ben,


On Wed, 31 May 2006 21:36:13 +0100 Ben Lancaster <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hey,
> 
> Having a bit of difficulty installing the 2.6.16 srpm for FC5:
> 
> # yum list | grep kernel
> kernel.i686		2.6.16-1.2122_FC5	installed
> kernel-devel.i686	2.6.16-1.2122_FC5	installed
> -- snip --
> 
> # uname -r
> 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5
> 
> All looks fine, right? Installing the srpm does this:
> 
> # rpm -ivvh kernel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.src.rpm
> D: ============== kernel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.src.rpm
> D: Expected size:     43622689 = lead(96)+sigs(344)+pad(0)+data 
> (43622249)
> D:   Actual size:     43622689
> D: opening  db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
> D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
> D: locked   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages
> D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Pubkeys rdonly mode=0x0
> D:  read h#     711 Header sanity check: OK
> D: ========== DSA pubkey id b44269d0 4f2a6fd2 (h#711)
> D: kernel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key  
> ID 4f2a6fd2
> D:      added source package [0]
> D: found 1 source and 0 binary packages
> D: Expected size:     43622689 = lead(96)+sigs(344)+pad(0)+data 
> (43622249)
> D:   Actual size:     43622689
> D: InstallSourcePackage: Header V3 DSA signature: OK, key ID 4f2a6fd2
> error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
> D: closed   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Pubkeys
> D: closed   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages
> D: closed   db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages
> D: May free Score board((nil))
> 
> A bit confused, RPM was downloaded straight from http:// 
> download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/SRPMS/
> 
> Can anybody point me in the right direction to trace this error? Am a  
> bit lost - never had an RPM issue like this - nowt in dmesg or /var/ 
> log/messages.

Strange, I could install the same src rpm few days ago and compile it.
Do you have custom rpmbuild settings or not installed fedora-rpmdevtools?
Here is the reference I used to set up custom kernels:
http://home.swbell.net/kwgow/kernel/steps.html


Regards,

-- 
wwp

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