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SubjectRe: Kernel Upgrades - Redhat - spec files - rpm .. and stuff
Actually If you just go ahead and put the kernel where you normaly would
and add an additional lilo entry for the new kernel located in / before
you do make zlilo or make bzlilo (redhat's is in /boot) you won't even
touch the contents of your redhat install...


On Fri, 4 Sep 1998, Charlie Ross wrote:

> Are there any existing rpm spec files for the newer kernels?
> or srpms?
> I recently gave up on my slowly dying way-old slackware distribution.. I
> was just getting too slow and hard to maintain.... So I installed redhat
> 5.1.. I am very impressed with the rpm capability.. But I would like to be
> using a kernel...
> I suppose I could just install the kernel the standard way I did w/
> slackware, but now that I am all rpm-ey I am affraid of mangling any
> existing rpm installs, and I really like the idea of being able to
> uninstall/reinstall varying kernels..
> I was about to make a spec file to build rpms.. with "make menuconfig" part
> of the %prep.. But first I wanted to check if anything already exists
> first.. Plus I havent been able to find out how to make dependancies in rms
> yet... this sounds to me like a good way to implement all the minimium
> requirements in Doc/Changes and it is partially why I am working on this.
> It seems to me that this might be a usefull thing to distribute with the
> kernels... ( a spec file ) So that people would be able to make their own
> rpms from the source and install/uninstall kernels w/ different
> options easily after they have been made.
> For all I know, this has been done already, and is sitting on some FTP site
> somwhere, and all of you are already using it. :)
> Comments? Criticisms? Flames?
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