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Rackspace Cloud and Slicehost Kernel Source Download Location

by Jon on January 8th, 2011

Working on a Rackspace Cloud or Slicehost server there are many times when there may be a need to have the kernel source for compiling different applications, currently the kernel source is publicly available. Here is the current url to download kernel sources from. http://kernel.slicehost.com/

Here is a write up on how to use the kernel source with Asterisk by installing Dahdi, which will not install without the kernel source. This method can also be applied to other applications that require the kernel source.

wget  http://kernel.slicehost.com/2.6.35.4-rscloud/patched_source/2.6.35.4-rscloud.tar.gz
mkdir /usr/src/kernels/
tar xzf 2.6.33.5-rscloud.tar.gz -C /usr/src/kernels/
cd /usr/src/kernels/2.6.35.4-rscloud/
zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
make oldconfig && make modules_prepare

Once that has been done now it is possible to compile Dahdi, this is assuming you have already downloaded and unpacked the dahdi source, therefore are ready to compile.

cd /usr/src/dahdi-source
KSRC=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.35.4-rscloud/ make
KSRC=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.35.4-rscloud/ make install

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2 Comments
  1. Pedro permalink

    Nice!, i actually gave them a call and the engineers responded the kernel sources are propietary… it’s weird the actually have a subversion hanging from the server you point out.

    I’m still having some issues.. it seems the kernel has to be fully recompiled in order to work properly.

    Good tutorial, thanks a lot!!

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