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    Need help -- problems installing kernel source w/ SuSE 9.1 Personal

    Not sure if this is the right forum, but....

    Has anyone had problems installing the kernel source in SuSE 9.1 Personal? I have downloaded the source rpms from the SuSE FTP site. When I click on the RPM, it opens YaST. I then click on the button that says "install with YaST." YaST then closes quickly, and I do not see a /usr/src/linux directory. The same thing happens when I try to install the gcc source. Installing from the command line yields the same results, and the packages are not listed when I do an rpm -qa. Does anyone have any tips for this, or should I just bite the bullet and use 9.1 Professional?

    Thanks.....

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    Don't think the Pro version is going to help you out here. It doesn't have anything to do with that I wouldn't think. Try actually installing the rpms via the command line, ie.
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    rpm -ivh kernelsources.rpm
    and see if you get some error messages. Could be that yast is just borked up.
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    Installing via the command line with the -ivh switch does not produce any error messages. I get the hash marks #### up to 100% then it kicks me back to the command line. Querying the rpm database shows the package is still not installed, and there is no /usr/src/linux directory.

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    /usr/src/linux is normally just a link to /usr/src/linux-2.x.x

    See what you have under /usr/src. Also do a
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    rpm --rebuilddb
    then try to query all and see if its there.
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    I'll give the rebuilddb command a try tonight. The only folder under /usr/src that I saw last night was /packages.

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    Its just as easy and more straightforward just to download the source and uncompress it to /usr/src. Why put one more equation to work with..... in the soup?
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    Originally posted by sfmusicman
    Installing via the command line with the -ivh switch does not produce any error messages. I get the hash marks #### up to 100% then it kicks me back to the command line.

    Querying the rpm database shows the package is still not installed, and there is no /usr/src/linux directory.
    That would indicate you have successfully installed that rpm package.

    Are you sure you are installing the correct kernel source?

    You want the one similiar to

    # rpm -qa | grep kernel-source
    kernel-source-2.4.21-215

    which would actually have the extension of i386.rpm or i686.rpm and NOT src.rpm. The src.rpm package would install the kernel source in /usr/src/packages and not /usr/src/linux-#-#-#.

    The i#86.rpm package is the resulting kernel source after compiling that particular kernel version.

    The src.rpm package is a uncompiled kernel source.

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