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Old 08-17-2009, 04:09 AM   #1
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Debian: compilation Error - missing ...linux/Documentation/lguest directory


Hardware: Pentium III, 800Mz, 512 MB RAM.
After disk format and Debian Lenny installation, the Linux worked well.

Now I am trying to download and compile the latest Linux kernel 2.6.30.3 and have lots of obstacles.

My last try was to following http://howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_debian_etch as recommended to me in this forum.

I followed all steps except the downloading of the kernel which resides in my disk already. But I extracted it again (without deleting the existing source files, and it showed nothing done, as expected by me).

I did not Apply Patches To The Kernel Sources (Optional), because I do not know of any that I need.

after configuring phase, I made the following 2 commands:

Code:
make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-raz kernel_image kernel_headers
After some hours of compilation I received the following output:

Code:
  H16TOFW firmware/vicam/firmware.fw
  IHEX    firmware/cpia2/stv0672_vp4.bin
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.30.3'
/usr/bin/make  EXTRAVERSION=.3-raz  ARCH=i386 \
			     -C Documentation/lguest
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.30.3/Documentation/lguest'
cc -Wall -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -O3 -I../../include -I../../arch/x86/include -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE    lguest.c  -lz -o lguest 
lguest.c:34:18: error: zlib.h: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [lguest] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.30.3/Documentation/lguest'
make: *** [debian/stamp/build/kernel] Error 2
LinuxMachine:/usr/src/linux#
The following directory is really does not exist:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.30.3/Documentation/lguest

Can anybody help me please?
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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You are missing the zlib.h header. You will need to get the package 'zlib1g-dev'. (I don't know the reason why the dependency is missing from the kernel packages).
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:47 AM   #3
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How can I test my system to know if the 'zlib1g-dev' is not already installed?

And must I clean all the compilation output and start from scratch or I can run the compilation command again?

Last edited by JonesD1; 08-17-2009 at 05:53 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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Code:
dpkg --get-selections
will give you a list of installed packages.
Code:
dpkg --get-selections | grep zlib
You can run the compile again, but it will rebuild pretty much everything anyway.

Last edited by neonsignal; 08-17-2009 at 05:55 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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Thank you neonsignal, the compilation finished OK.
and The package 'zlib1g-dev' was indeed missing.
 
  


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