>I'm trying to compile a kernel for a laptop. It seems that there's no pcmcia module on
>the system, so I suppose I have to go get one from RPM. I see a
>kernel-modules-2.0.18...rpm in the RPMS directory of the CDROM. It's a couple of megs.
>Do I have to install the whole package, or can I somehow get a piece of it?
>PS: Is there a menu interface to rpm? Why is this so much tougher than Slackware?
>(Maybe others are better at typing 32-character-long file names than I am.)
>Dave Brown Austin, TX
I thought that PCMCIA was something that has to be compiled in and
is included in Red Hat 4.0. I seem to recall being prompted in
config for pcmcia support. RPM is a new way for installing binaries
(things like Xview and gcc) that are not part of the kernel.
This should be easier or the as difficult as it would be in slackware.
You will probably have to install the entire kernel-modules rpm
to get the one you want. Red Hat uses a control panel in the
X window system to manage rpm installations. It's real easy to
use. It will check your system to see what is installed and what
is left (uninstalled) on the CD and you can select what you want.
The package management software makes installing binaries as mindless
as MacOS. Enjoy!