Buildkernel is an intelligent shell script that automates the task of building a Linux kernel. For beginning users, it handles the process from beginning to end, prompting the user when they have to do something. Advanced users can use it to build multiple kernels with little effort. Buildkernel will download kernel and pcmcia source, remove unnecessary code, create symlinks, automatically patch the kernel, build the kernel, modules, and pcmcia modules (nicely), and install them to hard disk or floppy, running LILO as necessary.
|Tags||Software Development Build Tools Systems Administration|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: The only change is accommodating a change in the name of a support library from "sam" to "samlib".
Release Notes: New Alsa sound compile, no longer deleting um and asm-um directories, handling versions of tar that don't like creating directories via a symlink, and moving the wrap function into the sam library (install sam first).
Release Notes: Buildkernel now automatically downloads and builds CIPE, FreeSwan, and PCTel modem support, all via it's new external module support. This release also has code cleanups, bugfixes, and support for using wget to pull down source code.
Release Notes: Multiple bugfixes, preliminary silo support, documentation updates, support for compressed patches.
Release Notes: Buildkernel now automatically handles Alan Cox' prepatches, SMP in the Makefile, and old or new ksymoops. It now defaults to using an ftp.kernel.org mirror.