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Download, compile and install the latest stable kernel for your Linux system

Project description

A Python tool for upgrade your kernel safely from https://kernel.org

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How it works?

First of all, I designed this tool for speed-up kernel installation process, as the user has to perform a lot of commands and be careful (the process can crash your system if any step is not correctly completed).

So for this reason, I decided to implement a `Python` version of this process. The idea is simple: download, compile and install a new kernel (if available) without user interaction, but showing warnings and errors.

Basically, this program has three blocks:

  1. Kernel downloading and decompression: the program will look for a newer stable version of the kernel at https://kernel.org. If there is a newer one, it will download and decompress it (if there is enough space available).
  2. Kernel configuration and compilation: once the kernel is decompressed, this application will look for the actual boot config, copy it to the new kernel location and adapt it to the new configuration available at the new version. Then, this app will start compiling kernel.
  3. Kernel installation: after all the compiling process, now it is the easiest part: installing the new kernel. For this, the application will use dpkg in order to adapt and install required dependencies for the new kernel.

If you want to know what commands is the program using, you can find them at Constants.py file.

How to install

You have some alternatives to install this application (both requires admin access - โ€˜#โ€™โ€™ means admin access granted):

  • Using pip. For that purpose, just run in your terminal:

    pip install KernelUpgrader # It is important to use "pip" from Python 3
    

    To use Python 3 PIP, you must install pip3:

    apt-get install pip3 # Assuming that you have Python 3 installed
    ### PYTHON 3 NOT INSTALLED ##
    apt-get install python3
    

    If you find that pip installs dependencies in Python 2, in most cases the following syntax works:

    python3 -m pip install KernelUpgrader
    
  • Using the setup.py file: First, you have to obtain the correspondent version. You can get it via wget or using git (as shown below):

    apt-get install wget unzip # If "wget" and "unzip" is not installed
    wget https://github.com/Javinator9889/KernelUpgrader/archive/master.zip
    unzip master.zip
    cd KernelUpgrader-master/
    
    apt-get install git # If "git" is not installed
    git clone https://github.com/Javinator9889/KernelUpgrader.git
    cd KernelUpgrader
    

    Now, for both processes, we just need to run:

    python3 setup.py install # We are using "python3" as "python" means "Python 2"
    

How to update?

In order to update to a newer version of KernelUpgrader, we must do:

# If installed via "pip"
pip install -U KernelUpgrader
# If the above one not works
python3 -m pip install -U KernelUpgrader
# If installed via "wget" or "git"
# We must follow the steps in "How to install" until the "cd" command and then run:
python3 setup.py install # This automatically updates the application

I found an error or I want to contribute

I would love to see how my application grows up, so feel free to create your own version of this app. Just fork it and make all the changes you want ๐Ÿ˜„

Also if you want to add a new functionality or solve a bug, you are free to open a pull request so I can merge the changes you have done.

How can I help?

  • Feel free to follow me at GitHub ๐Ÿ‘ฅ: I create a lot of projects and maybe you find someone interesting.
  • Start โญ this project if you find it helpful ๐Ÿ˜„
  • Share it with the people you think they will find interesting my job ๐Ÿ—ฃ

License

This project is under GNU General Public License v3.0. You can read all permissions, limitations and conditions by clicking here

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