[PlanetCCRMA] Kernel Source rpms.

Mark Knecht markknecht@attbi.com
Sat Dec 7 17:18:01 2002

   Disregard my other messages about this. Currently I think I have
downloaded the real source RPMS. They do end up in the /usr/src/redhat
SPECS and BUILDS directories, so things are making a little more sense,
although I have run into a couple of questions/issues.

1) On the page about recompiling the kernel


there are some instructions for patching /etc/apt/sources.list. I did
that, but when I try and run the apt-get command on that page it tells
me it can't find the source.

2) Just above that I finally realized there was a link to the RPM file,
so I downloaded it, but it seems to be a kernel for ALL versions of RH.
(7.2/7.3/8.0) Is this correct? It's the same source RPM for all three?

3) In your email to Pato you have a series of steps:

- copy the i686 configuration file you want to change:
  cp configs/kernel-2.4.19-i686.config .config
- do a "make xconfig", unselect the "preemptible kernel" option, I
think   it is in the processor section. 
- save the configuration and quite the configurator

To get this to work, I had to do a 'cd' up from the configs directory.
Also, did you intend the copied file to be '.config' for some specific
reason? I would have though MY_COPY.config, but I know nothing of build
RPMs and building kernels.

4) When you tell me to save quit the configurator, what name do I chose
for the save? Just anything I want? I presume that these changes are
going somewhere in the main directory, make in Makefile or something?

Anyway, slowly making some headway...