Bug 138751 - kernel-sourcecode rpm missing from fc3
kernel-sourcecode rpm missing from fc3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-11-10 18:32 EST by Chris Petersen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-10 18:45:47 EST
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Description Chris Petersen 2004-11-10 18:32:43 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3)
Gecko/20041020 Galeon/1.3.18

Description of problem:

I've read on some mailing lists that the kernel-sourcecode rpm was
removed from fc3 "because you can build new kernels from the
src.rpm"...  Well, that's not the point of the sourcecode rpm -- the
sourcecode rpm is there so we can build modules against the kernel
source.  The src.rpm has NONE of the patches applied, and doesn't
install to /usr/src/linux.

Now, it seems that it might be possible to `rpmbuild --rebuild` the
src.rpm and get it to produce a sourcecode rpm, but there is no i386
option, and x86_64 doesn't seem to build on my dev box (to then be
ported over to some itaniums that we're testing kernel modules on). 
So even the "you can build new kernels from the src.rpm" argument is
wrong since I obviously can't just build new kernels, I can only build
for my current architecture (i686 -- which redhat has typically
ignored in favor of putting "-march pentium4" under i386, but that's a
whole other issue).

Please fix this.  It's a broken policy.  There should be no need to
force people to wait for an entire kernel to compile just to get at
the kernel-sourcecode rpm.

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Comment 1 Chris Petersen 2004-11-10 18:45:47 EST
found the fix listed in 

Comment 2 Ulrich Seidl 2004-11-17 02:54:57 EST
Ok. I think the fix will be to change to SUSE Linux. They seem to be
more userfriendly. Additionally, the installation of WLAN and ISDN is
more easy with SUSE Linux.
Comment 3 Joe Henley 2004-11-17 17:46:55 EST
Sorry, but the explanation in the Release Notes is wrong -- doesn't
work as described.  Please re-look at it to make it clear.  What is
the "architecture,' and how about an example.  The file do not get put
in /usr/src/redhat.  Etc., etc.

Please clean it up.
Comment 4 Ted 2004-11-29 04:28:05 EST
I was really starting to like Fedora Core 3 until I ran into this
kernel-source train wreck.  Great job guys, you went and made
something so simple that I didn't have to ever look at it into
something complicated enough to be annoying; simply because it was

Not that you care, but I hate this new policy of annoying the users.

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