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Old 07-16-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
nmainak
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make bzImage failure: make[1]: *** [init/version.o] Error 1


Hi all,

Im running suse 9.3 and i downloaded the kernel 2.6.17.5 and installed
it in /home/nick/build/. I also did:
- make mrproper
- make menuconfig and configured the kernel
(I saved the configration as kernel-config )
- make clean
- make bzImage

After this last step, I get the following output:
Code:
nkiguta@linux:~/build/linux-2.6.17.5-test9> make bzImage
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
  SPLIT   include/linux/autoconf.h -> include/config/*
  CC      arch/i386/kernel/asm-offsets.s
  GEN     include/asm-i386/asm-offsets.h
  HOSTCC  scripts/genksyms/genksyms.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/genksyms/lex.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/genksyms/parse.o
  HOSTLD  scripts/genksyms/genksyms
  CC      scripts/mod/empty.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/mod/mk_elfconfig
  MKELF   scripts/mod/elfconfig.h
  HOSTCC  scripts/mod/file2alias.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/mod/modpost.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/mod/sumversion.o
  HOSTLD  scripts/mod/modpost
  HOSTCC  scripts/kallsyms
  HOSTCC  scripts/conmakehash
  HOSTCC  scripts/bin2c
  CC      init/main.o
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  UPD     include/linux/compile.h
  CC      init/version.o
init/version.c:18: error: syntax error before "value"
make[1]: *** [init/version.o] Error 1
make: *** [init] Error 2
nkiguta@linux:~/build/linux-2.6.17.5-test9>
Has anyone seen this before? IM basically trying to compile this new
kernel to use in learning to write device drivers.

I opened the file version.c and saw that theres a macro defined
version_string which has the same name as a function that comes right
under it. Is this the problem and how do i fix it w/out messing up any
other code that depends on either the macro or function? If not, how do
I fix this issue? Thank you so much!

Nick../
BTW, I checked and verified that I have the correct versions of all
required tools for kernel compilation.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
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"- make menuconfig and configured the kernel
(I saved the configration as kernel-config )
- make clean"

Might be wrong here but I think you are wiping your config and make parameters by running make clean after you config.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 06:06 PM   #3
nmainak
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Berto
"- make menuconfig and configured the kernel
(I saved the configration as kernel-config )
- make clean"

Might be wrong here but I think you are wiping your config and make parameters by running make clean after you config.
Thanks for the reply. Im following the Kernel-BUild-HOWTO documented at http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...WTO.html#INTRO
which highlights the steps to take and thats the sequence written there.

Nick../
 
  


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