Bill Marcum bmarcum at iglou.com
Thu Jan 26 22:16:49 UTC 2006

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 16:09:55 +0200, Billy Verreynne (JW) 
  <VerreyB at telkom.co.za> wrote:
> Hi
> I would like to use IPVS (Linux Virtual Server) on Ubuntu. This
> requires a kernel rebuilt to enable Netfilter (and according to the
> IPVS source, patching some kernel headers).
> Just recently (as in last week) got into Ubuntu. Nicest and slickest
> desktop distrib I've used ever.. but, I'm a bit confused as to how to
> go about a kernel rebuilt (being an old Slackware user since the 90's
> and a Red Hat/Fedora in recent years).
> Running kernel 2.6.12 and do not find the kernel source for it using
> Synaptic's search. Installed 2.6.11 and after having to manually unzip
> the .bz2 file, cannot even get 'make menuconfig' (or any other make
> option) to work.
> Obviously I'm missing something - and yeah, the brain is heavily
> infused with caffeine, but the old thing ain't what it use to be.
> Any pointers/URL/doc references/etc will be much appreciated, thanks.
You might not be aware that the newer kernel packages are named 
linux-source-* and linux-image-* instead of kernel-*.  

Install build-essential and, to make menuconfig, libncurses5-dev.
I would also recommend kernel-package.  This provides make-kpkg to 
make a .deb package from kernel source.

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		-- Maharbal

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