Re: Fedora Kernel Versioning

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On Fri, 2009-08-28 at 03:12 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 08/28/2009 03:12 AM, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > I'm building a new kernel, and am trying to follow the Fedora kernel
> > version rules, so far without success.  The new kernel differs from the
> > current kernel only in using PREEMPT instead of VOLUNTARY_PREEMPT.  I've
> > modified the Makefile so that
> >         EXTRAVERSION = .6-217.2.8.fc11-jon.x86_64
> > instead of
> >         EXTRAVERSION = .6-217.2.8.fc11.x86_64
> > After making these edits, I ran "$ make rpm".
> > 
> > The result is not what I had expected.  The start of the generated RPM
> > is at the end of this message.  As you can see, the name of the RPM is
> > wrong, since all of the dashes, "-", of EXTRAVERSION, have been stripped
> > from the name of the RPM, as thay also have been from some of the
> > elements of the RPM: the Version and the Source RPM, though not from
> > name of the actual kernel executable generated in /boot, etc.
> > 
> > Does anyone know what's going on?  How to fix it?
> 
> Have you read
> 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Building_a_custom_kernel

I had glanced at it, but didn't think that such elaborate instructions
were needed for such a simple change.  I'll investigate as soon as I get
back from an appointment this evening.

Thanks - jon



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