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Old 02-25-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
JonyKyte
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Error message trying to rebuild a rpm package


Hello,

When trying to rebuild a rpm driver package i get the error

"could not find linux directory. Please link it with /usr/src/linux"

Could anybody shed any light on what this means / how to fix it?


Thanks
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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I've managed to find a solution. That is to install all the source code of the kernel.

What source code could I be missing and where can i find it?
Should this be shipped with the mandrake release?
If so how do I install it?

Sorry for all the simple questions.

Jonathan Kyte
 
Old 02-25-2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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Be sure you use a 170mb kernel source, because I used a 40mb or so and didn't work. Get it from one of the mirrors on the mandrake page. The directory is something like pub/9.2/Mandrake/RPMS and the file should be for the kernel 2.4.22-26mdk and contains src in the file name.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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Are you sure there's a 170meg kernel mate?

I've seen a kernel-source2.4.22-26mdk.rpm file. Its only a few meg bigger though. 40meg with the other kernels being about 37.

Have i piked up the wrong end of the stick here?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:48 PM   #5
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I've managed to sort this. Just incase anyone is interested it was the kernel-source.x....rpm file that installed 170 mb of files with it.

After that that drivers installed fine.

Cheers for the help redeye.
 
  


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