kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

Post by happ » Mon, 15 Sep 2003 02:02:45


Everyone,

I downloaded and installed the kernel-2.4.20-20.9.src.rpm. The files
went to the /usr/src/redhat directory instead of patching/overwriting the
/usr/src/2.4.20-8 and changing the symbolic link /usr/src/linux-2.4.

Is there something I'm missing here? Is the standard -Uvh switches not
applicable for kernel patching/upgrading? Am I suppose to run a patch
program in the /redhat directory now? If so, what is the command for
running the patch(es)?

Happy
 
 
 

kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

Post by Rich Piotr » Mon, 15 Sep 2003 02:48:05


The rpm -U switch is consistent. It replaces the old with the new. It
does not patch the old sources, it replaces them with the new! What is
there to patch?

Maybe I don't understand the question. What were you trying to
accomplish? You have the new sources. Let 'er rip!


Rich Piotrowski

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kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

Post by Lenar » Mon, 15 Sep 2003 03:24:51

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:02:45 -0700, happy typed:



If your planning on creating your own custom kernel based on the source
from Red Hat then you download the wrong RPM package, the package you want
is; kernel-source-2.4.20.9.i386.rpm



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kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

Post by happ » Tue, 16 Sep 2003 02:07:02

Update: I found out you need to run rpmbuild. So, after figuring that
out, I ran the puppy. In true *nix fashion, no error code was returned.
No news is good news, right? :)

However, nothing changed. Still stumped.

Any thoughts?


Happy
 
 
 

kernel source rpm -Uvh... not what was expected

Post by Lenar » Tue, 16 Sep 2003 02:25:18

On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 10:07:02 -0700, happy typed:



Tell us in at lest some detail what your trying to do. What are you trying
to patch/upgrade.


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