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Re: What happened to version.h?



On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 10:03 -0500, James Olin Oden wrote:
> Yeah but that still requires that that kernel had been installed at some 
> time, where as with the source approach you can use rpm2cpio (or just 
> untar the tarball if you like) to unpack the sources wherever you like,
> and then do some preliminary configuration of the sources (i.e. setting up 
> your config they way you like, or use the proper config from your distro 
> vendor, and make deps, and stuff like that).  This approach can/has been 
> automated, and generates a reproducible build of your device driver no 
> matter what kernel is installed on your build server.

You can rpm2cpio the kernel binary package just as well as the source.
It's all a matter of nits of how you get the bits in the right place.
Now instead of having all the bits for all kernels in the kernel-source
package and having wacky bizarro magic required to get the right
headers, the headers are now with the kernel they go with, no magic
hacks required :)

Jeremy




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