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Old 07-29-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
justin9
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What does "Error 1" when installing an rpm mean


Im trying to install madwifi so that I can use my D-Link DWL-G520 in Fedora Core 2. I read that I needed to install sharutils to then install madwifi, so I grabbed a copy from the Fedora cd. When I got the the step when I use "make" I get "Error 1". Here is the output from the command.
Code:
[root@localhost sharutils-4.2.1]# make
for subdir in doc lib po  src checks contrib; do \
  target=`echo all-recursive|sed 's/-recursive//'`; \
  echo making $target in $subdir; \
  (cd $subdir && make $target) \
    || case "" in *k*) fail=yes;; *) exit 1;; esac; \
done && test -z "$fail"
making all in doc
make[1]: Entering directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/doc'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/doc'
making all in lib
make[1]: Entering directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/lib'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/lib'
making all in po
make[1]: Entering directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/po'
/usr/bin/msgfmt -o nl.mo nl.po
/usr/bin/msgfmt: nl.po: warning: Charset missing in header.
                                 Message conversion to user's charset will not work.
nl.po:450: `msgid' and `msgstr' entries do not both end with '\n'
/usr/bin/msgfmt: found 1 fatal error
make[1]: *** [nl.mo] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/sharutils-4.2.1/po'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
How do I fix this, Im sure this is a really stupid question, but I am very new to linux. This is a giant pain for me, because I have to switch to my windows drive to use the internet. Thanks.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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this is an rpm file you're trying to install?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:04 AM   #3
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Well when i ran rpm -i, it said I needed a key, but I couldnt get any of the keys that came on the cd to work. I could extract the files, but couldnt seem to install them with the rpm command. It said the key was wrong or something, although it was the rpm key from the fedora cd.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 10:56 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Solution

Hi I had the same problem, but now that resolved it. The Solution is to install the lastest version. I have installed sharutils-4.3.74 & it workred.

Here is the site I downloaded it from http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~eichwalk/sharutils/

Last edited by feaverbry; 08-15-2004 at 10:57 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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thanks, ill try that when I get onto linux.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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Thanks! It worked. I am now trying to install madwifi, so i can surf the web from linux. But I encountered another problem. I ran make from the madwifi dir, and got this...
Code:
[root@localhost madwifi-20030802]# make
for i in ./ath_hal ./wlan ./driver; do \
        (cd $i; make); \
done
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux ah_osdep.o
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [ah_osdep.mod.c] Aborted
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/ath_hal'
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/wlan'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux if_ieee80211subr.o
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [if_ieee80211subr.mod.c] Aborted
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/wlan'
make[1]: Entering directory `/madwifi-20030802/driver'
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/scripts/modpost /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux if_ath.o
/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build/vmlinux: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [if_ath.mod.c] Aborted
make[1]: Leaving directory `/madwifi-20030802/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[root@localhost madwifi-20030802]#
Ok, so whats up with the vmlinux error? Better yet, how can I fix it? Thanks.
 
  


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