On Sun, 8 Sep 2019 03:01:04 +0300
Damian Ivanov <damianatorrpm(a)gmail.com> wrote:
What is the correct way to build the fedora kernel with a custom
From an old post, modified for your use case:
I use the older rpmbuild method, so I'm not sure how that agrees with
the currently recommended method. Here goes. This is long, and a lot
of the details are missing.
Install the rpmbuild packages.
Run rpmbuild-setuptree to build the rpmbuild directory tree in your
Go to koji and get the kernel src.rpm
Run rpm -ivh to install it to the rpmbuild directory.
I then use screen to have a bunch of terms available, so I'm not
constantly having to switch directories, but you could just switch
between a bunch of virtual consoles.
Go into the ~/rpmbuild/SPECS directory. You'll see kernel.spec in
Run rpmbuild -bp kernel.spec to expand the source.
When it is done, go into the ~/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel/linux/
directory. Since fedora now builds all kernels from a git repository,
it is necessary to build patches for them from that git repository.
It's a PITA, but necessary.
Run git add .
Run git commit -a
Just add a throwaway comment and save.
Run git status.
Everything should be up to date.
Run git config user.name "blah"
Run git config user.email "blah(a)blah.com"
Run git branch muqss to create a new branch for the muqss linux kernel.
Run git checkout muqss to set that as the working branch.
Patch the working branch, muqss with the muqss patch.
Run git add .
Run git commit -a.
Put in a comment and save.
Run git status to be sure the branch is clean.
Run git format-patch master
Put the resulting patch in ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES with a unique numerical
Make it look like the other patches in terms of directories at the top
of the patch, give it a descriptive name, and change the subject to the
Put the patch name in ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/kernel.spec just before END OF
Run rpmbuild -bb kernel.spec
You will have the kernel rpm files in ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64
Some details might be missing, but this should get you very close.