Re: First kernel under Debian
'tar -xvfz' is for .tar.gz archives. For .tar.bz2, you need to use
'tar -xvfj' or '-tar xvfI' (depending on which version of tar you
You should probably do this as root (or use sudo), instead of changing
ownership. It should be left in /usr/src, because some other tasks
may look for the kernel headers there.
To remove the cached .deb files, do 'apt-get clean'.
On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 07:22:59PM -0600, Lute Mullenix wrote:
> I am going after my first attempt to compile a kernel under Debian. As
> suggested, I went to debian.org and found the 2.2.18 source, and apt-get
> install(ed) it. It of course ended up in /usr/src as a .tar.gz2 file. I then
> per instructions from docs on the CD of my original install, chown
> /usr/local/src to my non-root acct. cd'd to it, but when I tried to tar
> -xvfz /usr/src/kernel...tar.bz2 I was told that it couldn't decompress the
> file. How do I get the source into /usr/local/src?
> On a somewhat related subject, I read in the docs a bit about .deb files
> piling up. Should I go in and rm * the cache dir? Do I need them for
> anything once the packages are installed?
> Hey! It happens. Well it does...
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