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Old 07-11-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
Corallis
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"Too many levels of symbolic links" Problem


Currently running Slackware 10.0, kernel 2.4.26. Im attempting to install module-init-tools-3.0.tar.gz via the method listed below:

cd /usr/src
wget -c http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...ols-3.0.tar.gz
tar -zxvf module-init-tools-3.0.tar.gz
cd module-init-tools-3.0
./configure --prefix=""
make moveold
make install
./generate-modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf

As soon as I get to the "make install", I get the following errors:

make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/module-init-tools-3.0'
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /bin
/bin/sh ./install-with-care lsmod /bin/lsmod
install: cannot stat '/bin/lsmod': Too many levels of symbolic links
make[1]: *** [install-binPROGRAMS] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/modules-init-tools-3.0'
make: *** [install-am] Error 2

Im assuming this isnt supposed to be happening, so I was wondering if anyone could help me make sense of this. I have been looking on google but havent been able to find anything of much interest.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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sounds like you have a link pointing to a link ad-infinitum, ie. a link ultimately pointing back on itself somewhere maybe? try looking at some libs (.so files)
 
Old 07-11-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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Ah, I see. This does seem to be the problem. It seems my /bin/lsmod is a link that pionts to my /sbin/lsmod, and my /lsmod is a link that points to my /bin/lsmod. The problem seems a bit deeper than this too. In my /bin folder, I have an lsmod.old, which points to lsmod.old in my /sbin folder, which in turn points to insmod.old in my /sbin folder. This means I dont actually have an lsmod file? When I run lsmod from the command line, it says "-bash: lsmod: command not found". Is there some way I can fix this?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 10:56 PM   #4
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why would you need to install new moudule-init-tools anyways. the one that come with slack work fine even on 2.6.0 kernels. if it aint broke don't fix it lol.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 11:05 PM   #5
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rename the files back to their regular names. older versions of mod init tools would not load modules with the .ko extention but slacks are up to date ulnless you just want the latest greatest.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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what he said ^
 
  


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