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    SubjectRe: How to check if kernel sources are installed on a system?
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    On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 19:03 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 15:03 +0200, Heiko Carstens wrote:
    > > > > > How does one check the existence of the kernel source RPM (or deb) on
    > > > > > every single distribution?.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > We know that rpm -qa | grep kernel-source works on Redhat, Fedora,
    > > > > > SuSE, Mandrake and CentOS - how about other RPM based distros? How
    > > > > > about debian based distros?. There doesn't seem to be a a single
    > > > > > conherent naming scheme.
    > > > >
    > > > > I'd really like to see a distro-agnostic way to retrieve the kernel
    > > > > configuration. /proc/config.gz has existed for soem time but many
    > > > > distros inexplicably don't enable it.
    > > >
    > > > /boot/config-`uname -r`
    > >
    > > What's the reason for distros to disable /proc/config.gz?
    >
    > what would be a reason to ENable it???
    > it's double functionality that does take memory away...
    >

    It sounds like there is in fact no distro agnostic way to retrieve the
    kernel config (the solutions posted involve using rpm for "sanity
    checking" etc).

    Why was /proc/config.gz merged then? If no distro uses it shouldn't it
    be removed?

    Lee

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