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Re: source code for kernel 2.6.8-2-386


john gennard (<joney@clara.co.uk>) wrote:
> Robert Vangel wrote:
>> john gennard wrote:
>>> I've installed 2.6.8-2-386 in Sid by 'apt-get install
>>> kernel-image-xxx'. Now, I need the source code and just can't
>>> locate it.
>>> Normally I don't put 'deb-src' in my sources.list, but I
>>> have now done so for 'unstable main' which is where I think
>>> it would be, and apt-get updated. 'apt-cache' doesn't help.
>>> In googling, I keep getting reference to 2.6.8-15, but as
>>> 2.6.8-2 was available as a package for installation, I
>>> thought the source code would there too.
>> apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.8
> I don't understand how this will provide the source relating
> to my version of the kernel. If I look at kernel.org there are
> tarballs for 2.6.8.-1, 2.6.8-2, 2.6.8-3 etc, also I presume
> kernel-source-2.6.8 will cover all architectures and not just
> 386.

There /is/ only one source package, because all the kernel images are
build from the /same/ source. If you need the headers for /your/
kernel, install the kernel-headers package, or configure the source.
See my other post for the details.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com>
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