From: Pete Zaitcev (zaitcev_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:39:19 -0800
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:05:00 -0500, RT wrote:
> BTW, is kernel-2.4.18-5.src.rpm the same as
> If you are instructed to use kernel-source-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm can you
> replace this with kernel-2.4.18-5.src.rpm ?
An SRPM is used to manufacture RPM. If you do
"rpm -qi kernel-source-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm", you will see
that it's made out of kernel-2.4.18-5.src.rpm. Therefore,
you can make your own kernel RPM out of SRPM, which will
be virtually indistinguishable from the one compiled by
Red Hat. It all comes down to rpmbuild -bb kernel-2.4.spec,
and that's about it.
Why do you want to use a 2.4.18-5, BTW? It's obsoleted.
Current kernel for Hampton is 2.4.20-20.7.