Installing kernel-<version>.src.rpm under my own build root
shiva at sewingwitch.com
Tue Jan 10 00:53:41 UTC 2006
On Monday, January 09, 2006 7:00 PM -0500 Robert L Cochran
<cochranb at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> I have this kernel file downloaded to ~
> [rlc at bobcp4 ~]$ ls -al kernel*
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 rlc rlc 40523094 Jan 9 18:53
> Which I want to install in the rpm build root in my home directory (so it
> is not in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES):
> drwxrwxr-x 7 rlc rlc 4096 Jan 5 00:36 rpmbuild
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 rlc rlc 135 Jan 5 00:36 .rpmmacros
> For a kernel build, does doing this make sense? Or should I be installing
> to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES and /usr/src/redhat/SPECS?
It depends. ;) Why are you installing the kernel source RPM?
For a single-user box, you can just chown /usr/src/redhat to your packaging
identity and do all packaging under the system default packaging tree. If
you have multiple packagers sharing a host, give each his own packaging
tree in his home directory.
"Installing" a source RPM is conceptually the same as unpacking a source
tarball, in the sense that it's unpacking an archive that must then be
passed through translators to convert it into a binary object suitable for
installation. There's nothing special about the kernel source RPM that
justifies giving it special treatment.
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