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Re: recompiling the kernel

On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:07:11PM -0300, Ted Gervais wrote:
> I want to make some changes to my kernel in my newly installed debian system
> and am used to going to the directory where the kernel source is located and 
> typing 'make menuconfig'.  It seems that Debian does things differently.
> How is this done in Debian. I hope I don't have to put the CDrom back in and 
> go through another 'install' process???

    Nope. Hi Ted...

    apt-get install kernel-source-<version>

    Then unpack it at /usr/src, where the package will put it. Also read up on
the make-kpkg manpage from the kernel-package package. Very, very useful tool. 


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