Why does the command,
presumably on your F12 machine, not
work for you? What errors are you getting? Just saying "command doesn't works" doesn't give anyone reading this any clue as to why
that isn't working if you don't show, or explain, what the error is.
The current kernel version available in the F12 updates repository is: 220.127.116.11-170.fc12
There should be no reason you have to compile a 2.6.32 kernel from source code unless you have a need to enable a kernel module, or modify one, that isn't already created in the kernel package offered by Fedora.
Does your F12 machine have internet access?
Did you, or someone, disable the "updates" repo?
Kernel updates are not "disabled" by default. In order for that to happen, you would have to add a line to your /etc/yum.conf file which reads: exclude=kernel*
. If you had done that, surely you would have remembered.
Are you posting this from your F12 machine?
If so, what is the output of:
cat /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo | grep -m1 enabled
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Here is the progression of kernel updates on my F12 install since I first installed it.
BASH:~/-> sudo cat /var/log/yum.log-20100101 | grep "Installed: kernel"
Nov 30 19:47:35 Installed: kernel-headers-18.104.22.168-127.fc12.i686
Dec 02 20:02:20 Installed: kernel-22.214.171.124-145.fc12.i686
Dec 12 23:05:55 Installed: kernel-126.96.36.199-166.fc12.i686
Dec 27 19:36:12 Installed: kernel-188.8.131.52-174.fc12.i686
BASH:~/-> sudo cat /var/log/yum.log | grep "Installed: kernel"
Jan 23 22:40:05 Installed: kernel-184.108.40.206-174.2.3.fc12.i686
Feb 17 20:32:02 Installed: kernel-220.127.116.11-174.2.19.fc12.i686
Feb 24 01:44:25 Installed: kernel-18.104.22.168-174.2.22.fc12.i686
Mar 07 20:03:37 Installed: kernel-22.214.171.124-67.fc12.i686
Mar 13 18:23:49 Installed: kernel-126.96.36.199-70.fc12.i686
Mar 31 00:54:28 Installed: kernel-188.8.131.52-90.fc12.i686
Apr 11 02:12:22 Installed: kernel-184.108.40.206-99.fc12.i686
May 22 23:02:32 Installed: kernel-220.127.116.11-115.fc12.i686
Jul 03 00:35:45 Installed: kernel-18.104.22.168-127.fc12.i686
Aug 03 01:23:53 Installed: kernel-22.214.171.124-141.fc12.i686
Aug 04 11:40:21 Installed: kernel-126.96.36.199-150.fc12.i686
Aug 28 16:52:11 Installed: kernel-188.8.131.52-163.fc12.i686
Sep 04 19:52:11 Installed: kernel-184.108.40.206-166.fc12.i686
Sep 23 23:09:10 Installed: kernel-220.127.116.11-168.fc12.i686
Nov 01 01:39:48 Installed: kernel-18.104.22.168-170.fc12.i686