Compile kernel

Bryn M. Reeves bmr at
Fri Aug 20 17:02:27 UTC 2010

On 08/20/2010 05:57 PM, Konstantin Svist wrote:
>   On 08/19/2010 07:45 PM, jarmo wrote:
>> Konstantin Svist kirjoitti torstai, 19. elokuuta 2010 22:58:24:
>>> And it's not really all that much hassle -- and you get a fully
>> working
>>> RPM which you can manage with rpm/yum/etc.
>> Ok, understand, but what is kernel-PAE-
>> devel- for ?
>> Jarmo
> kernel should be obvious
> PAE stands for Physical Address Extension -- it's a trick to allow x86 
> architectures access >4GB. If you have x64 capable hardware, x86_64 
> version is recommended.
> devel means it's a development package - it has all necessary sources to 
> build the package

No, it means it has headers, build scripts, symlinks and other bits
needed to build _against_ that package. Most -devel packages are for
packages that provide libraries and allow building of applications that
link against those libraries.

The kernel-devel package is slightly different - it has the bits needed
to build kernel modules against that version of the kernel (so for e.g.
you can compile 3rd-party kernel modules or different versions of the
modules included in the kernel package).

The packages that contain all the sources required to build a binary
backage are SRPMs (source RPMs).


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