[ILUG] upgrading kernel - newbie
ilug_gmc at fiachra.ucd.ie
Sun Oct 13 12:29:03 IST 2002
On Sun, 13 Oct 2002, jimishah15 wrote:
> I know how to compile the source tar ball and then install the modules in
> the machine.
> But what if I want to upgrade to new kernel version ?
> I mean do I need to follow the same procedure ??
> Installing whole new kernel again seems a considerable overhead.
Well, what you can do is patch the kernel source you have currently instead
of downloading the new one. You can just download the necessary patches
rather than downloading the whole source again.
Then you apply the patch(es) to the source and (I've never tried this part)
if you didn't make clean the last time you'll find much of the objects
won't need to be recompiled as they won't have changed. I'm not certain of
whether/when it's necessary to run make clean though and I must say I
always do it.
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