Compile kernel

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Fri Aug 20 18:02:25 UTC 2010

Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at> wrote:
>Sent: Aug 20, 2010 9:57 AM
>To: users at
>Subject: Re: Compile kernel
>  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
> is the mainline kernel version
>147.2.4 is the fedora/redhat version of the package (built with all 
>patches, etc.)
>fc13 means it's a package for Fedora 13.
>and, finally, i686 is the hardware architecture this package is meant for

Does this apply to any Fedora/RH package?

James McKenzie

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