Re: Recompile kernel with same name
From: Kasper Dupont (kasperd_at_daimi.au.dk)
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:34:51 +0100
> Kasper Dupont <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> > Explain us what you want to achieve.
> I have FC3 - 2.6.10-760 and I want to put some extra option for
> developing purpouses.
Is it something you just want to use yourself on a single
machine, or is it something you want to distribute to
multiple machines? If you want to install it just once I
don't think it is worth the effort to create a new rpm
package. If you want to install on multiple machines or
even want to have somebody else install it, then creating
a new rpm package would be a good idea.
> The think is that if I change the kernel, next time fedora creates a
> driver update or any other kernel module rpm for this version, it won't
> be applied to my custom kernel.
Obviously your changes will not be in the updated Fedora
kernel (unless you create and publish something so great
that they want to include it). But that will be the case
no matter how you create your own customized kernel.
I advice you to make whatever changes you want, then
create (and optionally publish) a patch. Then hope that
the patch can still be applied to future kernel versions.
If there is a conflict you can of course resolve it and
create a new patch. That is the kind of work that needs
to be done if you want customizations that doesn't get
feeded back to the mainstream kernels.
> I've been thinking on creating an rpm updated for my needs, and then
> remove the upgrade and install my kernel (which actually is the upgrade)
> with the same version.
I don't have a clue about what you are talking about here.
> This way new modules rpm can be applied.
There is no such thing.
-- Kasper Dupont