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Zen Kernel Packages for Ubuntu and Debian
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Zen Kernel

EVERYTHING BELOW IS OLD AND IS HERE FOR REFERENCE ONLY! DO NOT USE THIS!

SEE THE OFFICIAL ZEN KERNEL SITE FOR BUILD INSTRUCTIONS.

Also, stop by the #zen-sources channel on irc.rizon.net



NOW ANNOUNCING buildZen version 2!
This script should now be compatible with any distro, although it currently is easiest on Debian based distros

buildZen is a bash script that guides you through the process of building the Zen kernel yourself. It makes it very, very easy! Just follow the prompts as you go along! It is not one time use, as you can run it again, when you are ready to update your source tree and build the kernel again. Just follow the instructions in the prompts, and you will be fine!

This is a beta, but it works. Please tell me of any issues you encounter. You can either download it by clicking here, or you can copy and paste from below. Put it in a text file named buildZen, and chmod +x buildZen after that. Then, to run the script, use sudo sh buildZen and follow the directions. Note that xconfig or gconfig should be used first, as they are easier to use when you get to the configuration step. Note that if you exit the script, you can always leave off from where you left off. Hopefully, this script will be a crutch to teach you how to configure and compile, and you will eventually stop using it and doing it the normal way.

Good luck, and have fun! Make sure to leave one default Ubuntu kernel installed at all times, as a fallback! Don't forget the wiki article, as it will contain information regarding not only buildZen, but other topics, such as firmware for wireless drivers, and nVidia and ATI installation directions.

Fixes: permissions should now be automatically set, and if root isn't running the script, it exits. Furthermore, everything should go nicely.

READ THE DOCUMENTATION ON THE WIKI!

AND SEE THE OFFICIAL ZEN SITE!

ALWAYS KEEP ANOTHER KERNEL INSTALLED TO FALL BACK ON IN THE EVENT THIS ONE MAY FAIL!

Now updated, buildZen v2 should work with pretty much any distro, now. It's easiest still with debian based distros, as for all others it checks to see if an automatic build system is in place like portage or abs, and if not, it uses the old fashioned make clean, make, make install, etc...I need people to help me put more checks in for any other build systems to make this really compatible with everything else...oh yeah...and I'll add color again eventually.

 

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