Re: Automated/unattended kernel builds was: Re: Alan, tie a string around your finger

From: Olaf Titz (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 12:16:42 EST

> Just to throw another spanner into the discussion, any thoughts about
> using a method similar to Debian's 'kernel-package' system? The kernel and
> modules tree is built and installed into a temporary directory where it's
> packaged up for the local packaging system, or checked perhaps with 'du -a
> tmp/finished-kernel/' before manually installing. Here an ordinary user
> can build and even package the kernel, but root still will need to install
> it.

I'm using that approach for ages now and it is the only one which
works reliably even across distributions :-)
is a script which packages a kernel with modules and into a
tar file which can be unpacked in the root to install. Dito for the
kernel headers.


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