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Unpacking kernel sources (was Re: newbie help)



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On Sat, Jul 29, 2000 at 07:48:53PM +0000, trent@ebox.tninet.se wrote:
> I do have one little thing that I am stuck on.  I am trying to 
> recompile the kernel and I am trying to follow the 
> /usr/doc/kernel-package Readme file but I am not understanding the 
> first step.  I have kernel-source 2.2.12.tar.gz in /usr/src now.  Do I 
> need to gunzip it then un-tar it and then do the make config.  The 
> read me talk about where to unpack it but i am not sure about the 
> unpacking part. Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Clyde

	$ man tar
	$ man gz
	$ tar tzvf yourfile.tar.gz
	$ tar xzvf yourfile.tar.gz

You'll also need to create a link from the unpacked directory to
/usr/src/linux.  For this, man ln.

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