[arch-general] linux 3.0 kernel testing

Madhurya Kakati mkakati2805 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 01:20:02 EDT 2011

On 06/16/2011 11:21 PM, cantabile wrote:
> On 06/16/2011 08:44 PM, Madhurya Kakati wrote:
>> On 06/16/2011 10:57 AM, Christian Hesse wrote:
>>> Madhurya Kakati<mkakati2805 at gmail.com>  on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:38:35
>>> +0530:
>>>> I want to test the linux3.0 kerne. Whats the most easiest way to test
>>>> it? Is there a AUR package? I couldn't find it.
>>> kernel26-mainline 3.0rc3-1
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=39965
>> Why is it named kernel26? Also i was checking out the PKGBUILD. Do i
>> have to compile and install the kernel headers and kernel docs? Also the
>> pkgname is kernel26-mainline. But the the line 69 is
>> package_kernel26() { but shouldn't it be renamed
>> package_kernel26-mainline() { ?
>> I don't want to mess up my existing kernel by installing it. I want to
>> install it as package named kernel26-mainline.
>> Also is there anyway to check what files a package will add or remove
>> from my system when I install it without actually installing it?
>> Thanks
> You don't have to install it after makepkg is done. `tar tf
> kernel26-mainline-blah.pkg.tar.xz` will list the contents. pacman can
> do that as well (for specifics, see the manual).
> The package was first uploaded on 17 Aug 2010, at that time there was
> no linux 3.0.
> You can tell makepkg to only build the packages you want from a split
> pkgbuild (again, see the manual).
Yes I know how build specific packages in PKGBUILD. I want to know that
do i have to compile and install the kernel header and kernel docs
package or should I install only the kernel package?

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