Custom Kernel Creation Documentation Online

Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Feb 8 18:01:09 UTC 2005

David Cary Hart wrote:
> I put up a page here:
> I tried to provide a very simple to follow set of instructions. This is
> one of those things that is far easier to do than to explain.
> I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE: Corrections, feedback, etc.

Why use a user "nobody" for building the packages when there is already 
a user called "nobody" defined for a different purpose? Why not use, 
say, "rpmbuild" instead?

Why chown system directories like /usr/src/redhat/* instead of just 
creating an rpm-build tree in the user's home directory?


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