I would appreciate any advice on problems encountered when trying to build a custom
kernel 18.104.22.168-73 for Fedora c9 on x86_64 or even whether I need to do it to solve a parent problem.
The reason to build the kernel was encountered when trying to build the ALSA suite for
an error was received during install
"install the package with full kernel sources".
Since I had recently and successfully installed fedora from the pre-built binary for my
AMD64 it appeared I did not have the necessary source files:
I was lead to
for the solution. I followed these instructions to the letter, did not attempt to modify any
code, nor change the kernel configuration, but upon installing the new kernel (last step)
%rpm -ivh ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/<>/--.rpm
I get the error message
"cannot create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000"
indeed the said file does not exist, files like __db.001, 002, 003 do exist there.
Upon now trying to rpm another package (unrelated) I get the same error.
So there are three questions: is the method required to resolve the original problem with
the ALSA; How to remedy the kernel build; and get back to building new packages again.