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Old 04-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
Ezzy
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make: *** No rule to make target `menuconfig'


Hi,

After some re-compilations of my gentoo kernel suddenly my MAKE MENUCONFIG gives the following error: --> make: *** No rule to make target `menuconfig'. Stop.

I am logged in as root. I am in directory /usr/src/linux while I give make command.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Thx Ezzy
 
Old 04-20-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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Maybe your "Makefile" got fubar'd. Have you tried re-extracting the kernel source files from the appropriate .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 file?
 
Old 04-21-2005, 02:13 AM   #3
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Sorry, you mean that the makeconfig is damaged? I used "emerge gentto-sources" to install a kernel.

You said Extracting: how can I do that? What to next than?

Thx in advance
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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Not necessarily "makeconfig", but the actual file "Makefile". "Menuconfig" is simply one of the options that is supported by the Makefile. Just like "make" and "make modules_install". Menuconfig and modules_install are called targets. The targets that are supported by a program are usually inside the "Makefile" (this is a physical file, by the way). If that file somehow got corrupted, then those targets may no longer be available.

Can you try re-emerging gentoo-sources? What I was referring to when I suggested re-extracting was going to www.kernel.org, downloading the particular kernel version you wanted (which comes as a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz2 file), and then using 'tar' to extract the sources. I'm using Slackware and this is how I download and extract a new kernel since "emerge" isn't available to me.
 
  


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