I need to have the kernel sources installed in order to compile some
software that requires it. I am running Mandrake 9.1 (i86) and use the
package management interface in Mandrake Control Center.
The kernel-source package is nowhere to find on any of the CDs. What
kind of a stupid distribution is this anyway if the package management
doesn't allow you to install the kernel-source package ?
I located the SRPM on a neaby ftp mirror, but it is impossible to
install it because when I specify the source for the package
management interface, it wants to know the relative path for an
hdlist.cz for the SRPMs which is nowhere to find. Not entering that
information causes the package manager to disable the source
altogether so I can't install it.
Can anybody please give me some hints?
Alternatively, is there a not-too-difficult to handle Linux distro
that will give me the option to have the kernel sources installed
automatically? If so, I may be better off to ditch Mandrake
altogether, because I have only just installed the system last
If I have have to waste another two days on trying to get the kernel
sources installed, I might as well start over with a better
distribution. I only picked Mandrake because it was supposed to be
easy but so far it has been a disappointment.
any hints appreciated, thanks