Bug 204070 - Incorrect instructions to rebuild a fedora kernel
Summary: Incorrect instructions to rebuild a fedora kernel
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-release-notes
Version: 5
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2006-08-25 12:28 UTC by wet
Modified: 2013-01-10 01:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-11 13:13:14 UTC


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Description wet 2006-08-25 12:28:39 UTC
Description of problem:

Release notes from
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc5/release-notes-ISO/#id3092710
Section 8.6 Preparing for Kernel Development
tell me:

  Prepare the kernel sources using the commands:
  cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
  rpmbuild -bp --target $(uname -m) kernel-2.6.spec
  The kernel source tree is located in the
${HOME}/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-<version>/ directory.

This is not correct for FC5; when following the procedure the directory
.../BUILD/kernel-<version>/ contains:

# ls -p rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-2.6.17/
Config.mk  linux-2.6.17.i686/  vanilla/  xen/  xen-20060708/

So I assume the kernel "sources" of a version I want to build myself are in one
these subdirectories, but this is different from the current wording of the
release notes.

The box a few lines above "Do Not Build Packages as Super-user" has the
directory (almost) correct:
~/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-<version>/linux-<version>


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Comment 1 Sam Knuth 2006-08-28 11:49:56 UTC
Thanks for the BZ. I have fixed it in the Wiki, so it should get updated in the
next release -- FC6T3 and beyond.

Sam


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