what package contains the raw vmlinux image?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 1 21:37:24 UTC 2010


On Thu, 1 Jul 2010, Karl Larsen wrote:

> On 07/01/2010 02:33 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Jul 2010, Tom H wrote:
> >
> > ... snip ...
> >
> >
> >> How would it be installed if it were not included?!
> >>
> >    i have no idea what that question even means.
> >
> >
> >> Check
> >> http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/
> >> or
> >> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/
> >> and download
> >> linux-image-2.6.32-22-generic_2.6.32-22.36_i386.deb
> >> or
> >> linux-image-2.6.32-22-386_2.6.32-22.36_i386.deb
> >>
> >    and did you actually check that either of those files contains an
> > actual, raw "vmlinux" kernel image file before giving me that
> > advice?
> >
> >    i hate to sound snippy and abrupt but, at this point, i'm not really
> > interested in reading replies that don't answer the simple question i
> > asked, which was -- is there, or is there not, an official ubuntu
> > package that i could just "apt-get install" that will supply (for
> > debugging purposes or any other purpose) the raw, uncompressed vmlinux
> > kernel image file that corresponds to the currently running kernel on
> > my system?
> >
> >    as far as i can tell, the answer appears to be no, but i'm willing
> > to be corrected.
> >
> > rday
> >
> >
>      Let me guess...

  and that's where i stopped reading.

rday

p.s.  for those who actually have a clue what this discussion was
about, i summarized my findings here:

http://crashcourse.ca/introduction-linux-kernel-programming/intermission-building-vmlinux-file-under-ubuntu-free-lesson


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