I do have some experience with building bsd/and linux kernels. Most of my linux experience comes from gentoo.
Normally, when i want to build a kernel i simply download the source from the distro:
# make changes
and then edit grub for the new kernel.
However, im trying to build a kernel in fedora5. I have downloaded the kernel from kernel.org. unpacked the kernel and cd /usr/src/linux (which is a sym link to /usr/src/linux-2.6.18).
Now, when i try to make menuconfig i'm getting errors.
/usr/src/linux # make menuconfig
builds a few then
scripts/kconfig/lsdialog/checklist.c:214: error: 'KEY_UP' undeclared (first use in this function)
# and a lot more like the above
make: *** [script/kconfig/lsdialog/checklist.o] Error 1
make: *** [menuconfig] error 2
Is there something im forgetting to do? thanks
Note im also having the same trouble if i try to build the fedora5 srcrpm.
is this because im using gcc 4.1?