Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10252
Need /boot/README about System.map, etc.
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
Actually, the kernel-source RPM, but that was rejected.
The /usr/src/linux/README kernel-building info doesn't say what to do
about the links /boot/System.man and /boot/module-info like where do I
get the real files after a kernel build. Since you probably can't
convince the kernel guys to change their README, I suggest you put some
notes in /boot/READEM. Those links have been a long-standing gripe I've
had with the several RHL versions; such a file would have reduced my grief.
It probably ought to be in the "filesystem" RPM or something because many
people don't bother with "kernel-sources", getting the kernel from a
Amen! Actually, the link for System.map should be set in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit,
at the same time the module directory is selected. ("ln -sf
/boot/System.map-$mver /boot/System.map") That means the initscripts package
needs to be fixed. (Perhaps this bug should be reassigned to that component.)
(See my related gripe on the RH-specific undocumented .rhkvmtag in bug# 10299.)
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