fedora-list Digest, Vol 22, Issue 143

Parameshwara Bhat peebhat at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 11:31:43 UTC 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:55:43 +0530, <fedora-list-request at redhat.com> wrote:

> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:52:17 +0000
> From: Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>
> Subject: Re: What is the Difference?
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <43A19131.6030507 at city-fan.org>
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> akonstam at trinity.edu wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 05:07:26PM +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
>>> Hello List,
>>> What is the difference between kernel-devel-*.rpm and kernel-*.src.rpm  
>>> ?
>>> Regards,
>>> Parameshwara Bhat
>> I don't know if I will get this exactly right but I will give it a
>> shot:
>> 1. kernel-*.src.rpm - a source form of the kernel which can be
>> compiled using rpmbuild to produce a particular binary kernel.
> Yes. It can also be tweaked to build a custom kernel.
>> 2. kernel-devel-*.rpm - gives you the modules to allow you to compile
>> a customized kernel of that kernel version but tailored to your
>> specific needs.
> No, the kernel-devel-*.rpm contains the header files etc. needed to
> build modules that will load when you're running the associated kernel
> (i.e. it's for building out-of-tree modules, not a customised kernel).

In that case, am I right to assume that to compile a device module out of  
half-binary,half-source code base, what i need is just a  
kernel-devel*.rpm, and not kernel*.src.rpm as I am doing right now?


Parameshwara Bhat
> Paul.

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