--SPAM-- linux source question

Aaron Toponce aaron.toponce at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 15:04:25 MDT 2007


Can't yum install his kernel sources from the built in package management?
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Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Andres Gonzalez wrote:
>> So, I am thinking I should just download the source for this Fedora
>> Core 5 system. I have been using yum as a package manager and really
>> like it. But I cannot seem to find out what the package name is for
>> the kernel source.
>>
>> Does anybody here know how I can download the source for my kernel
>> (2.6.15) using yum?
> 
> I imagine you're looking for this...
> 
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.18-8.el5.src.rpm
> 
> If 'uname -r' says "2.6.18-8.el5", then this is the matching source
> code.  If it's not an exact match, you should be able to find the right
> kernel source package here:
> 
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/updates/SRPMS/
> 
> Note that it's a source RPM rather than a binary RPM.  You should handle
> source RPMs a little differently, although yum might have some support
> for source RPMs.
> 
> Shane
> 
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