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Re: [opensuse] Kernel compilation the openSUSE way?
  • From: Knurpht - Gertjan Lettink <knurpht@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:02:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <1806439.KJPvdQ5dRt@knurphtlaptop>
Op vrijdag 9 juni 2017 14:39:02 CEST schreef Marcus Meissner:
On Fri, Jun 09, 2017 at 02:33:24PM +0200, Bjoern Voigt wrote:
I usually take the newest openSUSE kernel (from repository
Kernel_stable). But since some month I have a DVB T2 HD card, which
requires a patch (see

So I need to compile kernels myself. I have a working compilation path.
But the current path has 12 steps! It takes some time. I wonder, why it
is so complicated to configure, compile and install a Kernel under

Is there a better/easier/automated way to configure, compile and install
a Kernel under openSUSE?

I know this blog article. But the article uses Vanilla kernels and also
needs 6 steps. With additional patches (4 steps), third-party modules (2

steps) and cleanup (1 step) the article would also need 13 steps:
Out of the box thinking:

Send the patch upstream:
- no steps required

Open a bug for the kernel team with the patch and ask for inclusin:
- 1 step

Otherwise ... I usually let the OBS build kernels RPMs, so I would:
- checkout kernel-default
- add the patch to patches.fixes.tar.bz2 and series.conf
- osc ci
- have OBS build it.

(Your DKMS steps of course need to be done too.)

Ciao, Marcus

OBS, and if it's just for your own machine, include the dkms steps in the
spec file. Keep the package locally.
Gertjan Lettink, a.k.a. Knurpht

openSUSE Board Member
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