[nSLUG] cifs on Redhat Linux, and getting a full Redhat kernel for RHEL 5

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Mon May 12 22:32:21 ADT 2008


I know - I still prefer the tarball. :)

I did a quick search on cifs - 

Do you mean the 255 byte limit for filenames?   If so, this might be 
UTF-8 related.  

What kernel version are you using?   

The modules for 2.6.15-3 access the longer names fine.


Rich



D G Teed wrote:
> Thanks for the tips.
>
> In RHEL 4, there is a command mentioned in this KB item:
> http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_85_5109.shtm   ....
> up2date --get-source kernel
>
> yum has no equivalent and search doesn't show anything better.
>
> I think it was the rpmbuild step that had me perplexed.  It doesn't
> download anything, but it pulls together a bunch of files from Redhat's
> strange source tree.
>
> It is a weird way to end up with kernel sources you can compile.
> I don't know what was wrong with the old tarball way.
>
> This article helped me steer:
> http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/11/29/tip-from-rhces-cows-in-the-linux-kernel/
>
> Contains a link to an FTP Redhat site for RHEL 5.
>
> My kernel compile is finally rolling along.  I know smbfs is depreciated,
> but I want to test and see if it is different to debug the problem.
>
> --Donald
>
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
>   
>>
>>  Rich wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>  for Redhat 4 says you can get a full kernel with a special up2date
>> command. 'up2date' is not available in Redhat 5, and I don't find another
>> knowledgebase item describing how to get Redhat 5's full kernel.
>>
>>
>>
>>  Look at  'yum'
>>
>>  RH5:  yum update
>>  RH4:  up2date -u
>>
>>
>>  Also,
>>
>>  http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-kernel-upgrade-howto/
>>
>>
>>  One more - this one may help a lot more - shows how to use the yum
>> installer to install source kernels
>>  and other items.
>>
>>  http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc5.html
>>
>>
>>
>>  Rich
>>
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