[Beowulf] centos5 as cluster os

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Sat Feb 16 03:32:05 EST 2008


On 16 Feb 2008, at 12:02 am, Joe Landman wrote:

> With Ubuntu (Debian for all intensive porpoises) you pull your  
> kernel source, make changes, patch what you need/want, build your  
> config (all of which you have to do on the others anyway to make  
> sure it will build correctly) and
>
> 	CONCURRENCY=4 make-kpkg buildpackage
>
> and whammo, a working, correctly built, linked, set up .deb .  You  
> didn't even have to think hard.
>
> It just works.

Yes, make-kpkg is a real winner.  Combine it with debarchiver running  
on a server somewhere to automatically build your own APT repository  
(as we do) and you can build a kernel package, upload it to your local  
repository with dput, and then apt-get install it on all your  
machines.  Lovely.

Tim


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