Now, a short description. KernelCheck is a project that is designed to easily build the latest kernel for your distribution using the instructions provided in the Master Kernel Thread. This automated process is a fork of AutoKernel by Robert Wolterman (xtacocorex), Timothy Janssen (mentok), and Kristof Verbeken (PinguinZ). KernelCheck is currently under the GNU Public License.
Download it here (recommended)
tar -xzf kernelcheck-*.tar.gz
sudo python setup.py install
Notes on KernelCheck
KernelCheck can be used for several purposes:
KernelCheck can install either the latest stable kernel, or the latest stable prepatch. Usually the prepatch is less stable than the kernel, but it is still widely used.
KernelCheck can be used in a variety of ways, most commonly by opening a terminal and typing in
If you click yes, after a few moments one like the one below should appear:
The 'Build Latest Kernel' button will download, compile, and install the latest stable kernel from kernel.org. By selecting the checkbox 'Apply prepatch instead of normal patch', it will apply the listed prepatch (development).
The 'Check for Program Updates' button will go to the KernelCheck website and parse finger_banner2 for the latest version of KernelCheck. If you are running the latest version, it will say so, and if you are not, it will ask you to update.
You can edit the /usr/bin/kernelcheck files to your needs, changing anything you like, because my program is under the GNU Public License Version 3 released June 2007.
KernelCheck 1.0.5 has been released!
Changelog (Key features only):
The 'Check for Updates' button in KernelCheck 1.0.4 (or patched 1.0.3r1) should automatically detect this upgrade. This has been tested with version 1.0.4.
Download at SF.net, or the download page.
Post questions, comments, etc. here.