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Re: Kernel update



On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Timothy Murphy wrote:

> Rohan Kulkarni wrote:
>
> >          Then is YUM the best way to  get the kernel updated?
>
> You said you wanted to "update" your kernel to 2.6.21.5 .
> That is not a distribution kernel - it is a vanilla kernel,
> as produced by Linus Torvalds and his team.
>
> You can only use yum to install a distribution kernel,
> like 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 (the latest Fedora kernel, I think).
>
> If you run "yum update" you will get the latest kernel,
> and the latest versions of all other software too.
>
> Personally, I wouldn't try to make an rpm file of the kernel.
> It's certainly possible - you would have to make a SPEC file,
> and run rpmbuild - but I wouldn't have thought it would be
> very useful to you.

actually, the kernel source tree has package-building targets, like
"make rpm-pkg" and "make binrpm-pkg" among others, but i'm guessing
that's making things unnecessarily complicated.

rday
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