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Re: kernel-sourcecode missing?



On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 22:11 -0500, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 07:07:22PM -0800, Rick Stout wrote:
> > I feel kinda stupid for asking this, but I couldnt find a simple
> > explination, and searching through the list archives didn't help. Is
> > there any particular reason why kernel-sourcecode is missing from the
> > testing tree? It doesnt appear to be in the in Test2 or Test3 either.
> > Just curious if this was missed, or if it is on purpose.

> You need to download the .src.rpm for the kernel and generate it.

It appears to me that there should be some sort of a comment about this
somewhere.

IT should include the following:

* A statement that tells the user most things will compile without
needed to install the kernel-sourcecode now.  (This is why it was an
issue for me, and remained an issue until someone told me I no longer
needed it).

* A link to, or instructions on how to extract and prepare the source
from the .src.rpm file.

This question has been asked over and over, and while I'm now aware that
you probably don't need the source code, and that if you do you can get
it from the src.rpm file, I couldn't tell you how to extract it in such
a way as it is as you might expect.

This should definitely be included in the RELEASE NOTES.

IMHO,


Roddd

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