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Old 12-28-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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Issues installing gentoo


Moved from: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...device-693253/

As it became not so much a hardware issue.
***

Well. I got an error whilst running "genkernel all"...

Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10^[[0m
Running with options all

Linux Kernel ..^[[0m for x86^[[0m...
kernel: >> Running mrproper...
COMMAND: make -j2 CC="gcc" LD="ld" AS="as" ARCH="x86"
make: *** No rule to make target 'mrproper'. Stop.
Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10^[[0m
Running with options all

ERROR: Failed to compile the "mrproper" target...
-- Grepping log... --
-- End log.. --

I could not find anything on the web regarding mrproper... so what is this mrproper?

Now is it advisable to try to manually configuring the kernel or did I miss something?

LMK and THX

**I went back to the Handbook to manually proceed, I emerged pciutils ok then I ran lspci, all good there but when I tried to "make menuconfig" I get the "make: *** No rule to make target 'X'. Stop.
(fill in X with command.) I get this whenever I try to make anything.

**I am running "emerge genkernel gentoo-sources" right now, don't know if this will help or hurt but I am a noob after all. lol

** Now at the top of my genkernal output I have...

Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10
Running with options all

grep: /usr/src/linux/Makefile: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/src/linux/Makefile: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/src/linux/Makefile: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/src/linux/Makefile: No such file or directory
/usr/share/genkernel/gen_determineargs.sh: line 35: [: : interger expression expected
/usr/share/genkernel/gen_arch.sh: line 59: [: : interger expression expected
/usr/share/genkernel/gen_arch.sh: line 59: [: : interger expression expected
Linux Kernal .. for x86...
kernel: >> Running mrproper...
ERROR: Failed to compile the "mrproper" target...

-- Grepping log... --

COMMAND: make -j2 CC="gcc" LD="ld" AS="as" ARCH="x86"
make: *** No rule to make target 'mrproper'. Stop.
Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10^[[0m
Running with options all

ERROR: Failed to compile the "mrproper" target...

-- End log.. --
 
Old 12-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by greywolf31 View Post
Moved from: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...device-693253/

As it became not so much a hardware issue.
***

Well. I got an error whilst running "genkernel all"...

Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10^[[0m
Running with options all

Linux Kernel ..^[[0m for x86^[[0m...
kernel: >> Running mrproper...
COMMAND: make -j2 CC="gcc" LD="ld" AS="as" ARCH="x86"
make: *** No rule to make target 'mrproper'. Stop.
Gentoo Linux Genkernal; Version 3.4.10^[[0m
Running with options all

ERROR: Failed to compile the "mrproper" target...
-- Grepping log... --
-- End log.. --

I could not find anything on the web regarding mrproper... so what is this mrproper?
mrproper is one of the doable targets of the kernel. It's used as a cleaner, it cleans of the object files from the source tree so you can start to compile from scratch. It shouldn't mean any problem at all, which suggests me that maybe there's a problem with your source tree. Maybe it's not installed on the right place or there's something wrong.

I have not much idea about genkernel, because never really used it. So, I can't be sure. But try looking at the output of "ls -l /usr/src", there should be at least a source tree there, and a /usr/src/linux symlink pointing to it. If you are not sure what this means, post the output of that command here so I can look at it.

Another possibility is that the kernel tree is corrupt for some reason, you can fix that by re-emerging it (emerge gentoo-sources).
 
Old 12-28-2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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Very little point in starting multiple threads here, and starting one on the gentoo fora as well.
Seems you are confused enough without making it worse.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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Very little point in starting multiple threads here, and starting one on the gentoo fora as well.
Seems you are confused enough without making it worse.
I thought if someone was actually following it due to a similar issue of their own, that I would give it links to where it started and came from depending on which page was read first.

Then I noticed there was not too much response going on here so I jumped over to the gentoo forums.

THX

Todd
 
  


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