About kernel-source 2.6.31-rc7

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Fri Sep 4 15:48:17 UTC 2009

Daniel Chen wrote:
>> Александров С. wrote:
>>> Now I need to install Virtual BOX, and he does not wish to compile
>>> without kernel source.
>>> On page http://kernel.ubuntu.com / ~ kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.31-rc7/
>>> source codes are not present.
> If you really want the kernel source (which I don't think you do given
> your desire to build the vbox modules), it's at
> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.31-rc7/linux-source-2.6.31_2.6.31-020631rc7_all.deb
> Honestly, you probably want:
> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.31-rc7/linux-headers-2.6.31-020631rc7_2.6.31-020631rc7_all.deb
> and the appropriate arch-specific (i386 or amd64) linux-headers deb.
> -Dan

Daniel - there seems to be a packaging problem with the mainline builds
in that linux-source-2.6.31 is mostly empty (2.2K). However, the headers
packages _do_ appear to be complete.

Александров - the headers packages are really what you want for external
module builds.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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