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Re: Newbie Q: Where are my kernel sources?


I've managed to load the kernel-headers OK!

Now, when I run hsfconfig (the modem installer utility) it says that I need the kernel-sources as well.

I've transferred these from my Debian CD and "un-bzipped" them. Now I've got a .tar package that I need to unpack.

I've tried to unpack this file using tar -x kernel-source-2.4.18.tar however nothing happens.

Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong.


Chris Share

At 02:31 PM 8/13/03, Chris Share wrote:
Thanks to everyone who's answered my questions.

I haven't installed the kernel sources. I assumed they would be installed as part of the Debian installation. Obviously not!

I'll try and install them from the Debian CDs that I'm using.


Chris Share

At 01:48 PM 8/13/03, Johann Koenig wrote:
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 23:26:41 -0400
Johann Koenig <explosive@att.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 13:22:17 +1000
> Chris Share <cpsmusic@labyrinth.net.au> wrote:
> > I've had a look in /usr/src and all I can see there is a directory
> > called "rpm" which contains the following directories:
> >
> > RPMS
> >
> > Am I looking in the right place?
> You have to install them. 'uname -a' should get you your kernel
> version, then:
> apt-get install kernel-header(s?)-<version>
> cd /usr/src
> bunzip2 kernel-header(s?)-<version>.tar.bz2
> tar -xvf kernel-header(s?)-<version>.tar

Nix those last two steps, those are for kernel-source packages.
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