Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Liam Bedford (lbedford at lbedford.org):
>>>>Out of interest, what's the recommended way to install a new kernel on
>>Fedora, if it's not in fedora (say 2.4.24-ck1 or whatever)?
>>> Fetch it with yum, if it's in a repository. If not, roll your own.
>>>>Is there an easy way to get it into the package management system,
>>or do you have to forget about the tripe that is the rpm database and go
>>back to the slackware way?
>>> Considering that there aren't dependencies on the kernel, not having it
> in the package database really wouldn't be an issue -- or are you making
> some point I'm missing?
>I quite like the way that the kernel packages integrate with the grub
packages, to add a new line without having to go and edit things by
hand. I quite like being able to rpm -e kernel-2.5.23-pre4 without
having to remember which files in /boot and /lib are the right ones.
There are some dependencies on the kernels though.. the new module tools
for 2.6 for example.
> If you're saying it's necessary and desirable to have a pointy-clicky
> way of running bleeding-edge kernels, I question the premise.
>Nope.. I'm saying that despite the apparent complexity of using
make-kpkg to install a new kernel, there are a few advantages to it
which you lose by rolling it by hand. On any distro one can compile the
kernel by hand and drop it into /boot and /lib themselves. Just as much
as on any distro one can compile any random application and install it
themselves, without using the package management system. But people seem
to prefer a file in /var which lists what files are installed, and
where. Buggered if I know why they like that though.
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