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Old 05-27-2014, 06:25 AM   #1
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The Jungo WinDriver need a linux symbolic link , what does it mean?


ts manual says:

To run GUI WinDriver applications (e.g., DriverWizard [5]; Debug Monitor [7.2]) you must also have version 5.0 of the libstdc++ library — libstdc++.so.5. If you do not have this file, install it from the relevant RPM in your Linux distribution (e.g., compat-libstdc++).

Before proceeding with the installation, you must also make sure that you have a linux symbolic link. If you do not, create one by typing

/usr/src$ ln -s 'target kernel'/linux

For example, for the Linux 2.4 kernel type

/usr/src$ ln -s linux-2.4/ linux

what does this 'symbolic link' mean ? what do the ‘’ and ‘linux’ preset ?

If I install WinDriver in Ubuntu 13.10 , how should specify these two parameters ?

Thanks .
 
Old 05-27-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

A Symbolic link is similar to a Shortcut in Windows-speak or an Alias in MacOS. It's a pointer to a file

Code:
/usr/src$ ln -s linux-2.4/ linux
is the command to make a symbolic link called "linux" which points to the file linux-2.4/
Are you sure you have the command written properly as it implies that it's linking to some unknown file in the directory linux-2.4/?
The "/" looks wrong.

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what do the ‘’ and ‘linux’ preset ?
I'm not sure what you mean here, do you mean preset or represent?

'target kernel' would be linux-2.4 or whatever version of the kernel you had installed.

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Old 05-27-2014, 07:59 PM   #3
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

A Symbolic link is similar to a Shortcut in Windows-speak or an Alias in MacOS. It's a pointer to a file

Code:
/usr/src$ ln -s linux-2.4/ linux
is the command to make a symbolic link called "linux" which points to the file linux-2.4/
Are you sure you have the command written properly as it implies that it's linking to some unknown file in the directory linux-2.4/?
The "/" looks wrong.

I'm not sure what you mean here, do you mean preset or represent?

'target kernel' would be linux-2.4 or whatever version of the kernel you had installed.

Play Bonny!



Thanks for your help ,

I know the 'Symbolic link' , but I can't understand the Jungo's explanation about the <target kernel> and the /linux , what are these two path should be in my Ubuntu 13.10 ?

I think the '/linux' is the kernel source files location which its full path is '/usr/src/linux' ,is it right?

And sorry for my poor English , I mean 'represent'
 
Old 05-28-2014, 05:53 AM   #4
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I think the '/linux' is the kernel source files location which its full path is '/usr/src/linux' ,is it right?
I agree, it's the kernel source file you're looking for.

I'm not sure if the source files live under /usr/src in Ubuntu. I've just had a look at a RedHat installation and there's a /usr/src/kernels directory but it's empty. This may just be the particular install I'm looking at though where the source files have been removed. Do you have a /usr/src directory?

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