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Old 10-07-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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make menuconfig fails


Hello!!

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:

cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
# make changes
make
make install_modules

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.

Code:
/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[2]: *** [script/kconfig/lsdialog/checklist.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [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?

thanks

Last edited by Fredstar; 10-07-2006 at 09:38 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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Are you building as root or user? Try both.
Assuming your system is setup properly for GCC 4.1 then that shouldn't be an issue.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: Make menuconfig fails

Make sure you have the kernel-devel rpm installed.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 01:17 PM   #4
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Yes and yes, i have tried both as root and non root. Also kernel-devel is installed? I dont have an X server on this system and really dont want to. any other hints?

thanks
 
Old 10-07-2006, 03:05 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Fredstar
Yes and yes, i have tried both as root and non root. Also kernel-devel is installed? I dont have an X server on this system and really dont want to. any other hints?

thanks
Is there something else i need to install? something im missing? some headers?

I'm at a loss as of now!!
 
  


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