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Re: compiling (or rather, failing to compile) a kernel

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Tom Furie <tom@furie.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:10:55AM -0500, Tom H wrote:
>> That RHEL/Fedora dont' use "/usr/src" might, on its own, not make it
>> good practice, but since they're following kernel documentation
>> perhaps it does!
> The kernel documentation does not say not to /usr/src, it says not to
> use /usr/src/linux. That doesn't mean you can't use
> /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.32-5, or whatever else you might like, it just
> means you shouldn't use /usr/src/linux.

The documentation says

 - If you install the full sources, put the kernel tarball in a
   directory where you have permissions (eg. your home directory)

which basically means "don't use /usr/src" since a regular user
doesn't have write access to it by default.

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