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Old 06-06-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
hellixor
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problems with make dep


hi all,

After spending an hour or so for a couple of days i finally figured out that my kenrnel source want installed. Now that i got that fixed and am went to compile a driver ig to a message that modversions.h was missing. From everything i have read on the web, i am supposed to run make dep in my source dirrectory. When i do this i get a message that make dep is unnecessary now . Thus, i cant get the modversion.h file and therefore no driver.

I would appreciate any help,
Hellixor
 
Old 06-06-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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make dep is obsolete in 2.6 kernels.
if the instructions are telling you to 'make dep'
then the instructions are probably for a 2.4 kernel. which wont work.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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THen what do i need to do

Since make dep is obsolete in 2.6, how do i make the modversions.h file. what command should i run.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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if i were you.... i would....

frst try...
make clean
make mrproper

if that doesnt work, also do...

make menuconfig
select load configureation from file, and load the config file in the /boot/ folver.
save and exit
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install

then boot your new kernel. that way you will definatly have a complete kernel tree (since you just compiled a whole kernel) and, your running kernel will perfectly match your source code.
 
  


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