Linux Kernel Packaging

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Linux Kernel Packaging

December 9, 2015 | Article | No Comments

If you wish to install linux kernel without doing compilation stage, you can always use prebuilt binary package of kernel image. Just take the package to the target machine and install it. The package you use is built by someone else. So if you know how to build Linux kernel from source, how can you make a package from it?

For creating the build package, while building kernel, instead of giving ‘make’ command alone do one of following command. These commands will creates bzImage and modules and then pack them into a package file. The available commands are:

make rpm-pkg
make binrpm-pkg
make deb-pkg
make tar-pkg
make rargz-pkg
make tarbz2-pkg

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