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Re: [rawhide social experiments] kernel-source(code) package removed once again ... (was: How to build kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.525)

On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 02:42:00PM +0100, Manuel Moreno wrote:
> ** kernel-sourcecode (or whatever you call it) _is_ necessary to build
> drivers from other developers or vendors (madwifi, hostapp, intel,

At least hostap doesn't need kernel-sourcecode.

$ rpmbuild --rebuild --target i686 --define 'kernel 2.6.8-1.521' kernel-module-hostap-0.2.1-0.fdr.2.src.rpm 
Installing kernel-module-hostap-0.2.1-0.fdr.2.src.rpm
Building target platforms: i686
Building for target i686
Wrote: /home/steve/src/redhat/RPMS/i686/kernel-module-hostap-2.6.8-1.521-0.2.1-0.fdr.2.i686.rpm
Wrote: /home/steve/src/redhat/RPMS/i686/kernel-module-hostap-debuginfo-0.2.1-0.fdr.2.i686.rpm
$ rpm -q kernel-sourcecode
package kernel-sourcecode is not installed

I was also just able to build the zaptel modules on the same system
with no problems.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if the other modules
you mentioned build fine without "real" kernel source as well.

The only real problem here is how to handle the few of us who have to
build modules for all of the released kernels, since i386 and i686
versions of the same kernel conflict.

Steven Pritchard - K&S Pritchard Enterprises, Inc.
Email: steve kspei com             http://www.kspei.com/
Phone: (618)398-7360               Mobile: (618)567-7320

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