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Building kernel from RedHat source rpms on Fedora 4
Posted on 09-28-2005 01:35:00 UTC | Updated on 09-28-2005 01:35:00 UTC
Section: /software/linux/ | Permanent Link

1. Get the kernel.src.rpm. Example for fedora core 4 would be

wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.12-1.1447_FC4.src.rpm

2. Unpack the .src.rpm with:

rpm -ivh kernel-x.x.x.src.rpm

Now you will find the following:
- The spec file is in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
- the sources & patches are in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

3. Now to patch the source tree do the following:

rpmbuild -bp --target=i686 /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec

Now the patched source tree is in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD. In BUILD you will find a directory with the kernel version. Change to that dir.

4. In your kernel versions build dir modify the .config file to your liking. Then build your modified kernel.

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