Re: compiling (or rather, failing to compile) a kernel
Am Samstag, 10. November 2012 schrieb Lisi Reisz:
> Thanks, Martin. Yes, I have looked at the website you refer to, and
> tried to use it. And I have the book to which you refer. The
> trouble is, that for the basic stuff they are simply above my
> head. Stephen gives more explanation and more and clearer
> I shall certainly avail myself of what the book and
> http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ say - but shall also use
> Stephen's site, which I find very useful. So much of the
> documentation from which one has to work is old - but that doesn't
> make it useless. And anyway, I think that Stephen updates his site,
> so it is not outdated.
Well, if you apply common sense to what you read, old instructions can
still be quite usable. The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP) is a good
example for that.
And if Stephen updates his site, even better.
I still suggest using a directory in your home directory and having a look
at make-kpkg if you just want to compile a quick kernel now and then.
I did so today 14 times in order to find a bug.
Last call to it was:
make-kpkg -j4 --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd --append-to-version -f2fs-tp520
--revision 1 linux_image
(I build a kernel with the new flash filesystem from Samsung for this
So you make old/menuconfig your kernel and then issue a command like above.
Only thing you do as root is sudo dpkg -i the build package then. You can
also build source and doc packages and so on.
I know there is the approach to build the official kernel packages, but one
has to remove targets one does not want to build for. make-kpkg just gives
me a nice kernel package for my system by default.
If anyone knows something like make-kpkg that produces packages in the
official scheme including kbuild packages, speak up.
Well, maybe you can enlighten me, cause you learnt about building kernels,
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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