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Old 13th October 2004, 07:32 AM
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Can't find source rpm for kernel 2.6.8-1.521

Hopefully this is just a newbie question - I am running Fedora RC2 and have upgraded my kernel to 2.6.8-1.521. The upgrade went well but I now don't have the source tree which is required when compiling some applications (like VMware). I have searched but cannot find the source rpm and I don't know any other way to create the source directory. Anyone have some guidance?
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Old 13th October 2004, 08:02 AM
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Do the following:-
1. Open a terminal and log in as root, type su
2. At the terminal type, yum install kernel-sourcecode
3. Once the kernel-source is installed, type exit at the terminal to log out from root
You should have your kernel installed now.
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Old 13th October 2004, 08:11 AM
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You can get kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.521.noarch.rpm at:

It's ~only~ 44MB. ;-)

Once downloaded go to a shell, xterm, console (or whaever) and enter the command: rpm -Uvh kernel-sourcecode-2.6.8-1.521.noarch.rpm

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Old 13th October 2004, 08:12 AM
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Old 13th October 2004, 08:19 AM
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That worked - thanks. I was also looking for the wrong RPM - the correct RPM is kernel-sourcecode.2.6.8-1.521.norarch.rpm. Thanks for the quick respoonse.
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