Re: How can I compiling Fedora 5?

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On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 21:06 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Sergio Silva wrote:
> 
> > I need compiling the Kernel and not Fedora. Then I need download the
> > kernel. In my case, the packet is called linux-2.6.17.1.tar.gz. This is
> > ok? Thanks
> > 
> > Timothy Murphy <[email protected]> escreveu: Sergio Silva wrote:
> > 
> >> Which packets are necessary for a compiling Fedora 5.
> >> In my box are instaled :
> >> 
> >> kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> >> kernel-devel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5
> >> 
> >> This is enought?
> > 
> > Fedora 5 and the Linux kernel are completely different things.
> > Fedora 5 is an operating system consisting of a vast number of programs,
> > including a version of the kernel.
> > Very few people compile Fedora.
> > 
> > If in fact you mean the kernel,
> > then you will need the kernel source as well.
> 
> Actually, I was wrong;
> the kernel-devel rpm does contain the kernel sources.
> These should appear in /usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2174_FC5-i686/ .
> I assume that if you go to this directory you can compile the kernel 
> by simply saying "make".
> Then you can install it by "make modules_install" and "make install".
> 
The kernel sources are NOT in kernel-devel.  Only the module headeers
and sources needed to compile drivers and modules against the kernel are
there.

you do need the kernel sources to compile the kernel, and that is avail
from the core-source repo.
 
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