3rd [Techtalk] kernel What have i done

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Thu Aug 8 18:51:36 EST 2002

Hi All,


My problem has a handle!! It is not such a mystery now. Thank you

	Still need to know if there is a simple way to copy text from 
the Konsole/terininal window.... and then put it in a text editor,, 
it eludes me.

	If I simply download the 8.2 rpm's (it's now Mndrk 8.0)and 
give up this quest for a custom kernel (for now), will it be a 
problem about missing "linux/limits.h": ??

	I have the 8.0 CD's. In KDE Rpmdrake is so slow it almost 
runs backward in my P150. Urpmi is something I have read about, any 
suggestions, good how to's or alternatives.

	Thank You,

>(warning.  this got a bit long, and probably isn't interesting to
>people not running mandrake...  :) )
>At 08 August 2002, Beth Johnson <linux.chick at verizon.net> wrote:
>>On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 04:10, Andrew wrote:
>>>	I began this by getting the 2.4.19 source from kernel.org.
>>>  (Actually this has been an ongoing hurdle, started at 2.4.18 weeks
>>>  ago.)
>>>	Because 2.4.3 is such a big jump to 2.4.19 I thought it good
>>>  to simply compile a new kernel. This may be where it went wrong.
>>Hmm, could the problem be that you're updating a Mandrake kernel with a
>>generic one?  Could the Mandrake distro be putting something in a
>>different directory than where the generic kernel source expects?  It's
>>for that reason that I stick with Red Hat updates for my Red Hat
>>machines, never a generic.  I don't know if that matters or not, but
>>I've read that it can.
>Mandrake won't care if you want to replace an mdk kernel with a custom-
>built kernel. 
>Going back to your message about missing "linux/limits.h":
>you won't be able to build a kernel without all the appropriate rpms
>installed.  Mandrake pulls the .h files needed to build the kernel
>out of the glibc packages, and puts them into a package called kernel-
>headers.  You'll need this package to build kernels.  ibilio.org
>is probably the best place to get packages for old versions if you
>don't have the cds handy.  don't try to add a package from 8.1 or
>8.2, there are versioning differences, etc.
>You can use the utility rpmdrake to see which packages you have installed
>on your machine.  or, you can rpm from the command line.  for example:
>[root at erinyes linux-2.4.19]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
>My machine is running 8.2, and i installed the full complement of
>mandrake's development tools, so i have kernel-headers already.
>If you have kernel-headers already, run MandrakeUpdate against a
>good mirror to make sure you have the latest fixes for any of the
>if you don't have kernel-headers (and it sounds like you don't),
>fire up rpmdrake (it's slow....).  There are two tabs, "installed"
>and "installable".  Click on "installable", then select "All" from
>the dropdown menu right under the tabs.  you can scroll through the
>list, or type "kernel-headers" in the search box.  when it finishes
>searching, you can click on the kernel-headers listing in the box
>(it will get a gold checkmark), and then click the "Install/Remove"
>button at the top of the window. 
>rpmdrake will take care of dependencies, and it will ask you to make
>sure they're all okay.  It will also ask you for the cd-roms that
>the files are on.  if you don't have the cdroms, that's another message,
>as it's a bit of a process as well.  :)
>HTH.  Please post more info if you're still having trouble!
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