Declan Grady, Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 10:41:25AM +0000:
> Am now in process of changing over the other tow redhat boxes to debian boxes.
> (once I figure out the kernel package thingy !)
if the kernel package thingy is "how to recompile a kernel in the Debian
way", there are two simple answers:
1) You don't need to recompile the kernel
2) Unless you don't need some non-stock features, it's as easy as to
apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.xx
tar xvjf kernel-source-2.4.xx.tar.bz2
cp /boot/config-2.4.xx-whatever .config # just to have a starting point with default answers
make-kpkg --revision NN --append-to-version -whatever --initrd --us --uc kernel-image
# where NN is a number of choice and "whatever" a string telling more
# about your kernel features
et voila :)
Should you ever need pecuilar features that require patches, like, say,
preempt, you need to install the debian package of that patch:
apt-get install kernel-patch-2.4-preempt
and launch another make-kpkg command line:
PATCH_THE_KERNEL=YES make-kpkg --added-patches preempt --revision NN --append-to-version -whatever --initrd --us --uc kernel-image
Operate in a similar way for added-modules (like i2c or lm-sensors).
You'll end up with a nice .deb file ready for dpkg -i :)
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