Re: RedHat kernel RPM 2.2.16

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 03:37:45 EST said:
> FWIW, the rpm -i did unpack the kernel to the /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
> directory, however, I had to manually untar the sources to /usr/src to
> get my kernel, move over the appropriate .config file, and manually
> run the patches to patch the sources. Forcing RPM to be very
> talkative (via -vv) gave me a bunch of "action unknown" errors, and
> the rpm's install scripts did not execute. This occurs on an RH7
> system as well. Seems to be something wrong with RH's kernel rpm?

Install the kernel-source binary RPM, which contains the build tree already
extracted and set up as you desire, instead of the master SRPM which
contains build instructions for all the kernel versions.

i.e. kernel-source-2.2.16-3.i386.rpm, not kernel-2.2.16-3.src.rpm


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