First time compiling a new kernel

Ben.Westgarth at Ben.Westgarth at
Mon Jul 8 14:52:16 EST 2002

Andreas Bauer <Andreas.Bauer at> on 08/07/2002 14:42:53

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Subject:  Re: First time compiling a new kernel

Whoops, sorry. I'll be building it from source. Thanks for the info!
Cheers, Ben

> Tonight, or possibly tomorrow, I will be upgrading my kernel from 2.4.7-10
> to 2.4.18 on my RH7.2 machine.

It depends on what you try to do.  Are you merely interested in updating the
kernel via rpm, or do you actually want to compile it yourself?  Of course,
the process is different.  Personally, I find a self-compiled kernel easier
to maintain and to replace as with new kernel rpms you might also run into
some (more or less) severe dependency problems.

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